MP robbed by 'helper' on Tube

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The Independent Online
A new MP, Helen Brinton, described yesterday how she was robbed by someone who pushed her aboard a London Underground train at Euston station. Ms Brinton, Labour member for Peterborough, was travelling from her constituency to her home in Faversham, Kent, when she was attacked.

She said: "As I was about to board the train, with a heavy suitcase and two bags, somebody shoved me from behind and said 'Get in there', in a not unfriendly way.

"When I was inside and the doors had closed I realised that the person who was 'helping' me aboard the train had snatched my purse from my bag. It contained pounds 25 and all my credit cards. I was very distressed."