Blind man sick with fear after being assaulted in Taunton
By abbie_taunton | Friday, March 01, 2013, 14:51
A blind man was assaulted in Taunton this week leaving him so terrified he threw up on the pavement.
Anyone with information on the assault should contact the police on 101
The victim has just 2% vision and was walking home along South Road in Taunton shortly after 1pm last Tuesday (February 26) when he was approached by a male and a female on Holway Avenue.
He was pushed twice in the chest before he ran off. He believed he knocked into someone at this point.
As a result of the attack, the victim had to stop to be sick on the pavement.
Police are investigating the incident and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw two people acting suspiciously in the area at the time or knows the people responsible.
PC Nicholas Cooke, who is investigating the incident, said: "This was an attack on a man who clearly had sight problems and was not able to defend himself.
"He was pushed twice in the chest but it must have been a frightful experience as he had no idea what was coming next.
"The victim ran away and bumped into someone as he went. I am particularly keen to speak to that person.
He added: "I ask the two people involved to examine their conscience and contact the police to help our investigation.
"I am determined to pursue all the lines of enquiry available to me to identify those people and bring them to justice."
If you have any information on the attack, contact PC Nicholas Cooke on 101. Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.