Photographer in wheelchair
robbed in daylight and taken to Hospital
ON 12 December
2017, at around 12.30pm, a man in his 30's, was in his wheelchair on the Wirral
Way, within the area of Ashton Park, West Kirby, UK, taking photographs. Sadly
he was approached by 2 unknown men who tipped him out of his wheelchair and
stole his camera and other equipment. The men ran off with the property. The
victim was taken to Hospital as a precaution.
The men are described as white, aged 30 to 40. 1 of the males is reported to
have been wearing a black coat and the other wearing a blue coat. CCTV and
witness inquiries are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information
to come forward.
Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information
by contacting the Police on:- 101 quoting incident number:- '0517318639'
or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
Police have also received information about a film crew is said to have been in
the area around the time of the offense and may have possibly filmed the
offenders. If you were part of that film crew or have any information please
contact Detective Constable Kev Thomas on:- (+44) 0151 777 2258.
Detective Inspector Paul Lamb said:- "It is despicable that a man in a
wheelchair could be targeted in this way and we are determined to find those
responsible and bring them to justice. The victim is being supported by Officers
and we take any reports of robbery extremely seriously, but to target someone
vulnerable is particularly alarming. I think the community would agree that
these men need identifying and removing from the streets. I would ask that
anyone in the area of Ashton Park around 12.30pm and saw the incident, or any
men matching the description running away gets in contact. Likewise, if you have
been offered a camera on any equipment in the area, do the right thing and come