Popular busker robbed again

DALSTON’S  well-mannered busker has been robbed again by youths. They smashed his guitar before running away.

Michael, who has been playing on the ramp at the car-park entrance of the Kingsland Centre for several years, was attacked on Monday 13 Dec 2010 evening.

He was also robbed last Christmas of his takings, which totalled about £5.

This time the thugs are believed to have made off with £2.80.

A security officer at the centre saw the attack on CCTV and phoned Stoke Newington police.

They found two boys aged 15 and 16 and a man, 18, in a burger bar not far from the incident and charged them with robbery. They were later convicted.

Mikey has borrowed a guitar so he can earn some money to tide him over the season of goodwill.

David Altheer 231210 

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3 thoughts on “Popular busker robbed again

  1. I inadvertently removed a comment — whoops, sorry — while trying to add that I had already arranged to report, in summary, the courts’ decisions in due course, which could be several months from now, Jan ’11.

  2. Why does this happen in Hackney? Yet there is a so called Police stn 3 mins away!

    SCUM indeed!

  3. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Michael is the sweetest man you can come across in Hackney. He calls everyone by their name and has time for everyone!!

    This is sad news. I need to go find him to show some support.

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