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Police hunt for ‘scooter rage’ thug who pulled disabled man off mobility scooter

Published 02/11/2011 | 12:13

West Midlands Police CCTV handout still of a man police want to speak to in connection with a 'scooter rage' attack on an 83-year-old disabled man. Photo: PA
West Midlands Police CCTV handout still of a man police want to speak to in connection with a 'scooter rage' attack on an 83-year-old disabled man. Photo: PA

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a "scooter rage" attack on an 83-year-old disabled man.

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West Midlands Police said the image showed the male leaving a supermarket moments before the victim was pulled from his mobility scooter in Coventry on September 9.

The victim, who has not been named, was not seriously hurt when he was "unseated" from the vehicle before his crutches were hurled into the road.

The CCTV image shows a man officers want to speak to in connection with the assault walking out of a nearby Morrisons store shortly after the victim departed from the shop on his scooter.

Investigating officer PC Steve Haynes said: "It's not clear what led to the assault - whether something was said in the supermarket or if the offender took exception to the scooter being ridden in the road - or whether it was totally unprovoked.

"Either way, there can be no justification for dragging a man from a disability scooter.

"It's a particularly unsavoury incident and I'd ask for any witnesses, or anyone who thinks they recognise the man in the CCTV footage, to contact me."

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