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21 November 2014, 06:34
An autistic man, who is deaf and blind, has been attacked as he waited for a bus in Milton Keynes.
It happened at around 11pm on Monday (17/11) just outside thecentre:mk shopping mall at the bus stop H3, across the road from McDonald’s.
The offender stole cigarettes from the victim before running off in the direction of McDonald’s.
The victim suffered a black eye and a cut to one of his eyebrows. Two men who were walking their dog stopped to help him about an hour later and called the police.
Investigating officer Detective Con Lisa-Marie Flitter said: “While we have the details of the two men walking their dog, there is still a 30-minute window between 11pm and 11.30pm in which officers would like to identify any further witnesses.
“At the time that these two witnesses stopped to assist, the victim was shouting out for help, so it may be that someone else will have heard him before that and therefore might have seen the offender.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen the offender, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area of the bus stop between 11pm and 11.30pm, to come forward and report this to us.”
If you have any information that can assist the investigation, please contact Det Con Flitter on the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre phone number 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online or on 0800 555 111.