Police appeal for witnesses to attack on disabled man in stevenage

A DISABLED man who has a serious heart condition was assaulted during a row in a car park. It happened outside Prezzo restaurant on Stevenage Leisure Park at 6.45pm on Tuesday last week. The man, who is in his 40s and from Stevenage, had just parked his c

A DISABLED man who has a serious heart condition was assaulted during a row in a car park.

It happened outside Prezzo restaurant on Stevenage Leisure Park at 6.45pm on Tuesday last week.

The man, who is in his 40s and from Stevenage, had just parked his car and was walking across the car park when he was in collision with a car which was reversing out of a parking space.

It is believed he was then attacked by the driver of the car, after the victim told him he had collided with him. The victim was pushed into a bush and assaulted. He was left with bruising to his face.


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The driver then returned to his vehicle, which is described as a red sports car with a partial number plate of AP0, and left the leisure park.

He has been described as a white man, aged about 30, with a slim build and shaved hair. He was said to be wearing a black jacket, and was in the company of some young children and a female.

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Pc Lee Wilkinson is investigating and said: "This incident was all the more shocking because the victim is registered as disabled due to a very serious heart condition.

"We are trying to determine the exact circumstances of the incident. The leisure park is very busy at this time of the evening and I believe there may have been people who witnessed the incident.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who believes they saw the incident to call me via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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