Weston: Man In Wheelchair Robbed

26 January 2014, 07:00 | Updated: 26 January 2014, 07:02

Scene of crime police tape

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 45-year-old man in a wheelchair was robbed of cash and his mobile phone in Weston-super-Mare.

The victim had just left his home and was in Sunningdale Road, Worle, at about 10.40am on Friday (24/1), when he was approached by two men. 

He was slashed in the face and the men then took his mobile phone and a quantity of cash and ran off in the direction of St Mark's Primary School and into Ebdon Road. 

The mobile phone was found discarded a short time later. 

Det Sgt Glyn Edwards said: "This is a particularly heinous crime in which a disabled man in a wheelchair was robbed just minutes after leaving his home. 

"We are committed to tracking down the people responsible for this and I would urge anyone who knows who was involved, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area of St Mark's School or Ebdon Road around the time of the incident, to call us as soon as possible." 

If you can help, please call investigating officer Det Con Sarah Rizvi via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101. 

Call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. They never ask for your name or trace your call. You can also contact police in confidence via www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact