Incident Summary:

08/16/2019: Three assailants physically assaulted Owen Jones in London, England, United Kingdom. Jones, a Guardian journalist, was injured along with three others in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Right-Wing Extremists.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity The Guardian
Specific Description Journalist: Owen Jones
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Right-wing extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"The Guardian view on violence against public figures: the threat is growing; Donald Trump's hostility to the press is so far unmatched in the UK. But the targeting of Owen Jones and others by far-right activists is deeply concerning," The Guardian (London), August 19, 2019.
"Owen Jones: I was targeted because I'm gay and I'm a socialist," Yahoo! UK and Ireland, August 19, 2019.