Disabled man assaulted on canal towpath

By Tim Clarke Monday 05 November 2012 Updated: 06/11 09:41

A DISABLED man in his 60s was assaulted while he was feeding ducks on a canal towpath in Worcester.

The victim was sat on his mobility scooter on the towpath near Perdiswell Sports Centre, off Bilford Road, when he was approached by two men between 1pm and 2pm on Friday (November 2).

One of the men punched him in the face, knocking the victim's glasses off his face.

PC Andrew Todd, from Warndon Safer Neighbourhood Team, said it was a completely unprovoked attack on a man who was unable to defend himself.

"The victim's glasses were knocked off during the assault, so he is unable to provide a description of the offender, apart from that he was with another man and they had two Staffordshire bull terrier type dogs between them," he added.

"One of these dogs was wearing a chest harness and had jumped into the canal to chase the ducks.

"There were lots of people using the canal that day, with numerous boats going back and forth. I would appeal to anyone who remembers seeing the men with the dogs or the victim on the towpath that afternoon to get in touch."

Anyone with information can call PC Todd on 0300 333 3000 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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