This scooter driver had two early morning shocks - one having an accident on his way to work in Southwark, the other being helped off the road by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
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The Blue tegu, measuring 46 inches from nose to tail, was found abandoned in Morden Hall Park.
In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz said a white man attacked him from behind outside the Soho Theatre.
The Metropolitan Police said the man died at a hotel in Euston Street, Camden, on Monday night.