LONDON A British diplomat has lost sight in his left eye after being attacked in London, the U.K. Foreign Office said Sunday.
George Fergusson, 56, was mugged as he walked through Hammersmith in West London on Friday evening. He is due to take up the post of governor in the British overseas territory of Bermuda, and the Foreign Office said he still plans to take the job next month.
He has previously served as governor of the Pitcairn Islands and high commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa.
His assailant stole a small amount of money and left the diplomat with facial injuries including serious damage to his left eye.
Fergusson managed to walk to a nearby hospital after the attack. Police said Sunday that they believe the attacker had no motive except to steal money. There have been no arrests in the case.