Woman in mobility scooter assaulted and verbally abused
Police are appealing for information after a woman in a mobility
scooter was assaulted and verbally abused.
On Monday, July 23, 2012 between 6.30pm and 7pm a
woman from Chelmsford was riding her mobility scooter along Duke
Street towards Chelmsford railway station when she was approached
by a large group of youths, verbally abused, kicked and
The group of male and female youths, believed to be aged between
16 and 18, then ran off towards the train station.
The incident is being treated as a disability hate crime.
Hate crime officer Pc Ann-Marie Pitcher said: "Hate crime is
treated very seriously and this is a shocking incident.
"It appears that the woman has been targeted because she uses a
mobility scooter. We are appealing for witnesses who may have been
in the area at the time of the incident and also to a man who
stopped to assist the woman.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Pitcher or
investigating officer Pc Mark Smith at Chelmsford police station on
101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.