'Despicable' attack on two vulnerable men in Teignmouth
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two men, one with a disability and another with learning difficulties, were attacked in Teignmouth.
A 25-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and an 18-year-old with cerebral palsy, were punched and kicked in Coombe Vale Road as they walked home from Kools night club.
They were assaulted by three men at 3.30am on September 1. Police have just released the details of the attack.
One of the victims was head-butted and his glasses smashed, leaving him with cuts to his face and he needed his ear 'gluing' by a medical team.
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The second victim was punched in the stomach and he was still in pain days later.
"It's had a massive impact on their lives. One of them came to see me to be interviewed recently and he had not been out of his home as he's too scared," said Stephen Watts of Totnes CID. "Both the victims were punched and kicked before calling on random doors to seek refuge. It was a particularly despicable attack because both victims suffer from a disability or learning difficulty.
"One of these offending males was called Adam who said he was from London and the other male was called Joe, they are both described as being in their late teens. The attackers realised the victims were vulnerable, but it didn't stop them hurting them.
"We hope as it's been a few weeks since the attack word would have spread about the assault"
Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 and quote JG/13/1673 and JG/13/1674