Former ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer in hospital after brutal attack at station

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                    Former British Ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer

Sir Christopher, 74, was taking the London Underground home when he was attacked on Wednesday afternoon by two youths at Victoria Station, Westminster, who left him with injuries to his left eye, nose, and lip, reports The Times.

She said he may have a broken nose and his eye was swollen "like a balloon".

"He looks bad, the CAT scan came back fine, there is no major head injury but his face looks awful, his".

British Police Transport Thursday arrested a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

A picture showed Sir Christopher, who was the UK's ambassador to the USA between 1997 and 2003, covered in blood while lying in a hospital bed.

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Police say the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. They have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Sir Christopher was the longest serving British ambassador to the USA since the Second World War and was in post from 1997 until his retirement in 2003.

His time there coincided with the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W Bush, and also included the 9/11 terrorist attacks and wars in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

Between 2003 and 2009 he was chairman of the now defunct Press Complaints Commission.

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