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Captain Rizz has teeth punched out in Camden Town street attack

CCTV misses moment when former election candidate was assaulted

16 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Captain Rizz

AN attack on a former general election candidate in which his front teeth were knocked out was missed by CCTV cameras, despite taking place on a busy Saturday night in the heart of Camden Town.

“Captain Rizz” – an anarchist who stood as an independent in the Hampstead and Highgate seat in 1992 and 1997 – was punched in Chalk Farm Road, near the Lock bridge, at around 11.30pm on Saturday night. He said he confronted a man who was hitting a woman before being chased to the entrance of the Stables Market.

Mr Rizz said: “I shouted out, ‘hey brother, please don’t hit the girl anymore’, but he turned around in a rage. All I know is I have no teeth. I remember running down the middle of Chalk Farm Road and then collapsed outside the Stables. I remember thinking, I’ll go in the road because it will get picked up by the cameras.”

He added: “I got a few bruises – my arm is bruised – and I got a big fat lip. It’s not nice to get kicked in your home town.” Mr Rizz said he was rehearsing with a punk band in Camden Town before he was attacked.

A council spokesman said: “There are two council-managed CCTV cameras in the vicinity of the incident, however the assault was not captured in this instance. The police investigation is ongoing and we will respond to requests for assistance from the police.”

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