Police hunt youths who left man in wheelchair with life-changing injuries

Andy Wells

·Freelance Writer

Wed, 10 August 2022 at 8:18 am

Police are attempting to identify a group of youths following the attack on the wheelchair-bound man. (SWNS)
Police are attempting to identify a group of youths following the attack on the wheelchair-bound man. (SWNS)

Police are attempting to track down and identify a group of youths who left a wheelchair-bound man with “life-changing” injuries after he was attacked last month.

The vulnerable man in his 30s was attacked alongside a friend in his 40’s in the Cathedral Green area of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Police say the pair were set upon and chased into the High Street and onto Crane Street by the youths at around 9:15pm on 19 July.

The force said the wheelchair-bound man suffered “potentially life-changing” injuries as a result of the attack, which left him “incredibly distressed”.

CCTV footage taken near the scene show a group of four youths – three males and one female – in their mid-teens. (SWNS)
CCTV footage taken near the scene show a group of four youths – three males and one female – in their mid-teens. (SWNS)

CCTV footage taken near the scene show a group of four youths – three males and one female – in their mid-teens.

In the photos, one male is pictured topless, while the two other males wear a blue t-shirt and grey hoodie with white writing.

All four are wearing shorts, while the female is pictured in a white sleeveless top.

Detectives are now asking witnesses to assist them with their enquiries, particularly in identifying the individuals involved in the attack.

Detectives are now asking witnesses to assist them with their enquiries, particularly in identifying the individuals involved in the attack. (SWNS)
Detectives are now asking witnesses to assist them with their enquiries, particularly in identifying the individuals involved in the attack. (SWNS)

Detective constable Susan Ellway said: “This was a sustained attack, during which a vulnerable man has suffered serious injuries which have left him incredibly distressed.

“The incident happened in a public place with a number of members of the public believed to be witnesses.

“We have already obtained a number of witness accounts and we would continue to urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“Behaviour of this nature is completely abhorrent and will not be tolerated within our community.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220075949. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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