Beauty Base Owner Involved in Incident

Police and Ambulance called to High Street beauty salon


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Police and an ambulance were called to Beauty Base on Acton High Street last Friday during the afternoon.

Ali Shah, the owner of Beauty Base, talked to us afterwards.

"It was a very traumatic incident," he said.

"I went to help a 19-year-old girl was was being beaten up in the street by four or five youths.

"The group was from the South Acton Estate and they were pulling her hair, beating her up and kicking her. I didn't even think about what I was doing - some natural instinct in my head - and I went to help the girl.

"I managed to hold a guy who was beating her. The others threatened to beat me up. I managed to hold on to this guy until the Police arrived.

"During all this some threats were made to me which is not nice. The Police are looking for two boys. I believe one of them used to go to Twyford School.

"The ambulance took the girl to hospital."

Mr Ali seemed very shaken up by the incident, but he told us: "I've got a business to run, so I just have to carry on."

Danny Williams, the Police Sergeant in charge of South Acton's Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: " 'Police were called to a disturbance. One man was arrested and cautioned for assault. There have been no other allegations made against anyone and our investigation is now complete. 

"Mr. Ali has been contacted regarding his concerns surrounding this incident."


March 25, 2009