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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Two Men Robbed Man in Wheelchair

The following case demonstartes the lunacy of modern Britain in a variety of different ways.

We see two men who appear to be from the Caribbean rob a wheelchair bound man before knocking him out of it with such force that he lost consciousness.

Now, what does this story tell us?

That violent crime is rampant? That our lax border controls have let a wide and colourful variety of violent parasites in to terrorise us?

Of course not!

What this story tells us is that many people in Britain today are 'disablist'.

I could weep sometimes, I truly could.

From The Northampton Chronicle & Echo:
Robbers who stole a wallet from a man in a wheelchair in a Northampton park have been described as "despicable" by the director of a charity which supports the disabled.

The 42-year-old victim was robbed in the centre of the Racecourse, near the toilets, on Monday at about 9.30am after he was approached by two men who demanded cash from him.

The man was the second disabled person to become the victim of crime in the town in two days after a 25-year-old man was spat at, punched and knocked out of his wheelchair in the early hours of Sunday.

The man had become separated from his wife in Mercers Row and he landed on the ground so hard that he lost consciousness.

Director of Ability Northants, Sandra Bell, said: "It is despicable for anybody to pick on the most vulnerable people in society. They cannot defend themselves in any way and people may look upon them as easy prey."

"I hope with both these incidents the correct action has been taken in recording them as disabled hate crime."

The two men involved in the robbery on the Racecourse are described as between 17 and 23 and black. The first was around 6ft 2in and slim with black dreadlocked hair about half way down his back.He had a West Indian accent. He was wearing green camouflage trousers and a dark blue jacket.

The second robber was around 5ft 7in, of medium build and had black dreadlocked hair down to his shoulders. He was wearing black trousers and a red jacket.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about the robbery or anyone who may recognise the description of the men. If you have information on either incident call police on 03000 111222.

A spokesman said: "We take crimes committed against people with any form of disability seriously and fully investigate the circumstances surrounding that incident.

"We get very few incidents of this kind, however, we believe there are more people who are victims of disablist incidents and crimes and I would urge them to contact us," the spokesman added.

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