A 79 year old man was riding his mobility scooter through an Essex park when he was hit over the head from behind, the thieves, no the word “thieves” doesn’t seem to do justice to what this person or persons are! The evil scum then stole £1000 from the man before leaving him there.
Luckily he was found and was rushed to Basildon hospital and is in a life threatening condition due to a bleed on the brain.
I find it hard to imagine how anyone could attack an old man in such a way, in fact I find it hard to imagine how anyone could attack another human being like that but unfortunately its becoming more common. Assaults on the elderly and disabled are now increasing and it could be higher than we know because many don’t report the crimes.
However the question is, was this an attack and they found the money or a robbery?
Either way I hope the people are caught and our criminal justice system hands them a proper sentence, this is at least attempted murder!
I have blogged about verbal abuse towards me and another blog about how I no longer feel safe, I have heard of many disabled people who use a camera on record when they go out because of verbal abuse and the fear of being physically assaulted. Its said that the reason is because of the media painting a picture of disabled people being lazy scroungers who lead a lavish life on welfare paid for by the working people!
I believe that much of the abuse is because of this reason but it’s also because society has changed, we live in a time where there is little respect for authority, no respect for where we live and no respect for each other, a time where the Jeremey Kyle show will never run out of fodder.