[Ed. – How dare him sound rational!]
An ex-British ambassador to the US, Sir Christopher Meyer, is in hospital after being attacked at an underground station in London.
His wife, Lady Catherine Meyer, said he was changing Tube lines at Victoria Station on Wednesday afternoon when he was set upon.
She said he may have a broken nose and his eye was swollen “like a balloon”.
Police said two teenagers had been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.
A 16-year-old boy from Hillingdon and a 15-year-old girl from Croydon have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Describing her husband’s condition Lady Meyer said: “He is not allowed to eat or drink.
“He’s a strong lad and his spirits are not bad. He has a patch over his left eye which has thankfully stopped bleeding.”
He is waiting to hear whether or not he would be operated on for injuries to his hand and face, she added.