Disabled teen target of abuse

Disabled teen target of abuse

Disabled teen target of abuse

First published in News

POLICE are hunting a man who shouted abuse at a disabled 15-year-old boy.

The boy was walking a dog with his mother in Knowle Park, Fair Oak, when an argument ensued over dogs with a man walking three canines.

The man shouted at the boy and referred to his disability, although police were not able to say what this is.

He is described as around 50 years old, 5ft 7in tall, of broad build, with short shaven grey hair and wearing jeans and a light blue polo shirt. His dogs were Labradors, one black and two chocolate coloured.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information on the incident, which happened around 10.30am on Tuesday to call PC Stockham on 101.

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6:42am Sat 16 Aug 14

userds5050 says...

I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin.
I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin. userds5050
  • Score: 17

8:43am Sat 16 Aug 14

riverbanks says...

Why does it matter if hes disabled?
EVERYBODY should be able to go out in peace without having someone yell at you. Unless you did something wrong ofcourse.
Why does it matter if hes disabled? EVERYBODY should be able to go out in peace without having someone yell at you. Unless you did something wrong ofcourse. riverbanks
  • Score: 4

8:59am Sat 16 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

userds5050 wrote:
I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin.
The term cretin was once used to describe a person affected by cretinism, but, as with words such as spastic, and lunatic, it is now considered derogatory and inappropriate.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin.[/p][/quote]The term cretin was once used to describe a person affected by cretinism, but, as with words such as spastic, and lunatic, it is now considered derogatory and inappropriate. sarfhamton
  • Score: 6

11:39am Sat 16 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

THE sad thing is this is on the rise. even more sad you are talking about someone who is 50! AS a mental health patient around this age i have to say a lot of people in the 45-65 age group have a serious attitude problem towards difference of any kind and when you consider we were a generation that was educated to tolerate the world around us....these awful people give the kids of the 60s and 70s a bad name...SHAME ON HIM!
THE sad thing is this is on the rise. even more sad you are talking about someone who is 50! AS a mental health patient around this age i have to say a lot of people in the 45-65 age group have a serious attitude problem towards difference of any kind and when you consider we were a generation that was educated to tolerate the world around us....these awful people give the kids of the 60s and 70s a bad name...SHAME ON HIM! lastminmoran
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

sass says...

userds5050 wrote:
I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin.
Now you're the cretin, dummy! Oops, now I am.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: I hate people who have a go at the disabled, the cretin.[/p][/quote]Now you're the cretin, dummy! Oops, now I am. sass
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sparkster says...

disabled people have feelings the same as any other person, I just put it down to ignorance
disabled people have feelings the same as any other person, I just put it down to ignorance sparkster
  • Score: 0

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