Man In Wheelchair Robbed At Knifepoint In Durham
Durham Police have revealed details of a shocking robbery, in which a man in a wheelchair had a knife held to his throat.
The victim, a keen photographer, was on the banks of the riverside in Durham City near to Durham Rowing Club, adjacent to South Street, on Monday 14th December. . He was using a camera to take pictures from his wheelchair, which he has to use due to mobility issues following a stroke.
He was moving to his next point of interest when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.
This person then reached around the neck of the victim, held a knife to his throat and demanded his phone and wallet.
He then took the phone and escaped along the riverbanks towards Durham city centre.