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Appeal after disabled woman's walking frame stolen in 'revolting' attack in Minster

15 July 2014
by Lewis Dyson

A disabled woman in her 60s was punched in the arm, knocked over and robbed of her walking frame in a "revolting act of mindless aggression" by two men.

Police are appealing for information after the attack at a bus stop in Minster Road, Minster, at around 9.15am on Saturday.

The victim was approached by two men holding cans of lager.

A woman had her walking frame stolen in an attack. Picture Library image

A woman had her walking frame stolen in an attack. Picture: Library image

They made "disrespectful" comments to her about her disability and, as they walked past, one reached out and punched her on the arm - causing her to fall over.

The pair then grabbed her walking frame and ran off with it, running down the road and disappearing down an alleyway.

The woman cut her arm when she fell and was left shocked and distressed.

Det Sgt Martin Carter said: "This was a revolting act of mindless aggression against a vulnerable lady who cannot walk far without the aid of her frame.

"This was a revolting act of mindless aggression against a vulnerable lady who cannot walk far without the aid of her frame..." - Det Sgt Martin Carter

"To verbally abuse and belittle her is low enough but to knock her down and steal the frame, leaving her helpless on the ground, is truly despicable and I'm sure the entire community shares our disgust.

"We are following up a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this and would welcome any information from the public."

The men are described as being around 20, skinny and of "dirty" appearance.

The first was around 5ft 3ins, wearing grey jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top with two holes in the right arm.

The second was around 5ft 9ins, had sores on his face and wore black jeans, black trainers and a dark grey hooded top.

Anybody with information is asked to phone 101, quoting crime reference XY/024657/14 or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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