A fashion executive attacked by an unwell 6ft man on a busy Tube carriage has slammed two men who moved seats and left her to defend herself.
Tamara Cincik was kicked and threatened while travelling to a business meeting in central London yesterday.
The mother-of-one told MailOnline, children were crying as the agitated man squared up to her and started violently attacking her in the middle of the carriage.
Recounting the incident, Ms Cincik said: ‘I got on the Tube at Highgate and I was going to Old Street. A man got on at Archway, he was about six foot and around 30 to 35-years-old and he started just screaming.
‘At first I thought he was some sort of performance artist but then it became clear that he was not well.
‘He was screaming and shouting at me and saying things like ‘I am going to f****** kick you’ then he did actually kick me. It was intimidating, he was a big guy and I am only size eight.’
The fashion CEO is keen to stress she does not blame this man, who she believes needs medical help but said the incident was ‘terrifying’.
Instead she is upset that two men she describes as ‘white and middle class’ chose not to help and moved to another carriage.
Ms Cincik said: ‘Children were crying and women were crying, it was awful. I wasn’t crying I was in shock.
‘I remain more angry with those white middle class men who left me to it. As fathers, husbands and sons they should be ashamed of themselves.’
Miss Cincik praised those who came to her aid as ‘angels’, saying: ‘An Eastern European man who had seen the guy on the platform had worked his way down the train as he felt that man was dangerous and he got to me when the train stopped.’
She said her message to those who left her was: ‘You are cowards with less empathy and strength than two size 8 women and a Greek female pensioner. Shame on you.
‘If you were so scared is one thing but one of you had a briefcase and could have helped me and both of you could have pulled the chord from the safety of the next carriage that you left me for. I would never in my life do that.’