Acton 'Good Samaritan' Has Been Found

Man who helped woman on the 207 traced via social media



Kaitlyn Regehr says to thanks to Firat who intervened on the 207 bus


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A man who stepped in to help a woman who'd been assaulted on the 207 bus to Acton has now been found.

Kaitlyn Regehr, 30, was travelling home on the bus on Tuesday 6th October when a man grabbed her and another intervened.

Ms Regehr used social media to find the man who stepped in and now has. He has been named as Firat Ozcelik.

She writes:

'' Last week I made a post in order to find a stranger who stood up for me on a bus. Last night, I got to meet and thank this Good Samaritan and all round awesome dude - Firat!

''The experience surrounding last weeks' post has been a surprising and powerful one. I am grateful to all who helped make this meeting happen; as well as to the metropolitan police, who have been really supportive; most of all, I am grateful the many who shared their own stories. In this way, the post went far beyond one person speaking out for another in the microcosm of a 207 bus towards Acton. It became an international and intersectional discussion. For that, Firat and I agreed, we are both very thankful.

''Here's to following Firat's lead. Here's to taking stands and saying something - on 207 buses and beyond.''



16th October 2015