Disabled woman pushed off mobility scooter and abused

Disabled woman pushed off mobility scooter and abused

Disabled woman pushed off mobility scooter and abused

First published in News

A disabled woman was pushed off her mobility scooter and verbally abused by a man wearing a Keep Calm And Carry On t-shirt.

The victim was knocked to the ground amid a stream of abuse before being helped up by members of the public.

Police are appealing for help in tracking down the man who pushed her near the bus area of Langney shopping centre, Eastbourne, at about 4.40pm on August 22.

He is described as in his mid-twenties, white and 5' 10" with short, spiky hair and the word HATE tattooed across his knuckles. He was also wearing a black t-shirt featuring the phrase Keep Calm And Carry On, dark jeans and light-coloured trainers.

PC Ben Stevens said: “The victim was abused after she tried to ask the offender to step out of her way so she could get past. “She was subjected to a stream of nasty abuse and suffered bruising during her fall. “She was helped back onto the scooter by members of the public.”

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn .police.uk quoting serial 1218 of 22/08, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

A particularly nasty incident, as described.

Fortunately we have a very good description, which will undoubtedly be backed up by CCTV images, and I hope that the perpetrator is caught soon.

However, I am a born cynic, and am surprised that this poor lady noticed the letters tattooed on his knuckles. I cannot help but feel that this may actually be an impressed memory (i.e. it did not actually happen) which will cause problems when the case comes to Court. Let us all hope that I am wrong- as I often am.
A particularly nasty incident, as described. Fortunately we have a very good description, which will undoubtedly be backed up by CCTV images, and I hope that the perpetrator is caught soon. However, I am a born cynic, and am surprised that this poor lady noticed the letters tattooed on his knuckles. I cannot help but feel that this may actually be an impressed memory (i.e. it did not actually happen) which will cause problems when the case comes to Court. Let us all hope that I am wrong- as I often am. Goldenwight
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