Two arrests and woman hit by bus in night of drama in Romford

PUBLISHED: 16:22 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 18 December 2014

File picture of Romford station

File picture of Romford station


Two men were arrested and a woman was knocked down by a bus in a night of drama outside Romford station last week, it has emerged.

Around 8pm on Friday, emergency services were called to South Street to attend a collision between a pedestrian and a bus. Later, in the early hours of the morning, they returned following reports of an assault, which put a man in hospital with a broken jaw.

Two men aged 27 and 29 were arrested in connection with the incident and have since been released on police bail until an as-yet unconfirmed date in early February, police said today.

The woman hit by a bus is said to have been the best friend of Romford FC striker Tom Richardson’s mum.

The footballer told the Recorder the 35-year-old woman broke her leg in three places after being glanced by the double-decker as she crossed the street.

“It was quite a bad accident,” he said. “My mum was quite traumatised by it.”

A spokesman for Havering police said no arrests had been made and enquiries are continuing.

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