Tuesday 21 November 2017

Man with a disability dragged from car and assaulted after stopping to help men

Stock Image: Getty Images/Maskot
Stock Image: Getty Images/Maskot
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man with a disability was dragged from his car and assaulted after stopping to help two men.

Police said the men flagged the driver down at Sixmilecross in Co Tyrone at 3am on Monday.

The pair then dragged him from his black Nissan Qashqai and assaulted him before making off in his vehicle.

The victim, who uses crutches, was able to make his way to a neighbouring house where the alarm was raised. The car was found crashed into a bridge, a short distance away.

Sergeant Gerry Kelly said: "The driver of the car, who has a disability, was flagged down by two males and then dragged out of the vehicle. They assaulted him and also removed his glasses before driving off in his car.

"One of his assailants is described as being of large build with short, shaved hair and wearing jeans and a blue shirt. The second male is said to be of medium build, in his late 20s or early 30s with short dark hair. Both had pale complexions and one spoke with a foreign accent.

"We are appealing to anyone who has any information that could help us with our investigation to get in contact with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 178 of 29/5/17.

"Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Belfast Telegraph

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