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London Riots: Man Held Over in Barking Mugging

11 August 2011 Last updated at 14:09 ET BBC NEWS

Malaysian student and riot victim Asyraf Haziq: "This thing happened so sudden"

A man has been arrested over an attack on a Malaysian student who was mugged by apparent Good Samaritans after rioters attacked him in east London.

Police said the suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was being held on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident in Barking on Monday night.

The attack on Asyraf Haziq, 20, made headlines after it appeared on YouTube.

Mr Haziq had been on his bicycle on his way to a friend's house when he was targeted by rioters.

A short while later, footage showed Mr Haziq sitting on the floor bleeding when he was approached by a group of youths.

They were seen seeming to help him before rifling through his rucksack, stealing his wallet and mobile phone.

The student, from Kuala Lumpur, has

Added: Aug-11-2011 Occurred On: Aug-11-2011
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Tags: London, riots, man, arrested, Barking, mugging, Malaysian student
Location: Barking, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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