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Police Appeal For Witnesses After Attack On Homeless Disabled Man In Glastonbury

June 15, 2016

We are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a vulnerable man in St John’s Car Park in Glastonbury during the early evening of Sunday 5 June 2016.

During the evening the victim, who is a disabled and uses a wheelchair, was under the shelter in the car park where he had been residing due to being homeless. A man in a hooded top approached him and stole a bag, which contained clothes and other personal items of property. The man then left the scene

He returned shortly after, accompanied by another man, and tried to steal a leather money bag the victim had tied around his waist. The victim tried to defend his property and fought back. As a result the men pulled him from his wheelchair on to the floor and struck him on the face with a glass bottle. He sustained injuries to his face and leg due to the broken glass.  

Can you help with our enquiries?

The two men left the scene in what we believe to have been a silver Focus. The victim was taken to hospital due to his injuries.

Male 1 is described as in his early twenties and wearing a grey hooded anorak top, with a hood that appeared to be in three parts (stitching).

Male 2 is described as in his mid-twenties wearing a dark blue top.

Local Beat Manager, PC Neil Wolstenholme said: “It appears that this victim was targeted due to his vulnerability and disability and this incident has disgusted the community as a whole.

“I very much want to hear from anyone has information that could help us bring these people to justice! Did you see or hear anything? Did you see two men in a small silver hatchback in the vicinity of St John’s Car park during the afternoon or evening of the 5 June? Do you know who they are? They might have had blood on their clothes. Protecting the most vulnerable in our communities is very much a priority for both the Constabulary and the PCC, Sue Mountstevens. This was such a cowardly attack

“If you have information about this, please call me on the 101 number and quote reference number 5216122605. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call and you could earn yourself a cash reward.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bookworm permalink
    June 15, 2016 7:33 pm

    And why was a vulnerable wheelchair user having to sleep rough? The housing authority should be held to account for not housing him. I hope they catch the scum who robbed him and give them the longest sentence possible.

  2. Andrew Sperinck permalink
    June 15, 2016 10:03 pm

    True why was a person this person homeless first read I did not even think it was our country the housing authority yes but a few more people who would of seen this should of passed it on to social service as well

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