Disabled Man Attacked

30 April 2010, 11:20 | Updated: 30 April 2010, 11:26

Police in Bournemouth want to speak to these two men in connection with the assault and robbery of a disabled man earlier this month.

The 20 year old victim, who has cerebral palsy, had his nose broken in the attack, which happened along Branksome Seafront early on Sunday April 4th.

The two thieves made off with his wallet and mobile phone.

The scene of the robbery was cordoned off by police and crime scene investigators carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

Officers have now released CCTV footage of two men seen with the victim outside a bar in Bournemouth, sometime before the attack.

Detective Sergeant Ash Rietiker, of Bournemouth CID, said: "This was a nasty and cowardly attack on a disabled man who I understand was befriended by two men who later attacked him. 

"I am keen to hear from anyone who recalls seeing the disabled man walking with two men through Bournemouth town centre and along the seafront promenade between Bournemouth Pier and Branksome.

"Someone somewhere - perhaps several people - know who was responsible for this attack and I am appealing to them to examine their conscience and come forward to the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 222 222 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.