Victim’s ordeal in brutal assault outside library

A DISABLED man was brutally attacked in an attempted robbery outside Dewsbury Library on Monday night.

The victim, in his 40s, has both physical and learning disabilities and was set upon at about 7.30pm.

He was approached by a suspect who wanted money – and when he refused to hand any over he was punched in the face.

The victim was knocked to the ground by the force of the blow, which also cut his lip.

While he was on the floor the attacker, an Asian man aged 20 to 25, began kicking him repeatedly.

His ordeal ended when a passer-by intervened and the thug fled empty-handed.

He is described as 6ft tall, muscular, with straight black hair and a goatee beard. He wore a black t-shirt, camouflage trousers and black trainers.

Det Insp Mark Truelove said: “This was an appalling incident in which a man with disabilities has been targeted.

“He was abused and repeatedly assaulted. Fortunate-ly he was not seriously injured but was very upset by what happened.”

He appealed for witnesses and added: “Many residents will be shocked by what has taken place.”

Anyone with information can call Kirklees CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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