Repeat offender targets disabled man in Hull

Repeat offender targets disabled man in Hull

Repeat offender targets disabled man in Hull

A 20 year-old Hull man was arrested yesterday evening in connection with the assault of a vulnerable disabled man on Holderness Road in Hull.

The incident occurred at around 11.30pm on Sunday 23 August, Humberside Police have reported.

It is alleged that the male victim was pushed out of his wheelchair.

He received facial injuries, and is said to be in a state of great emotional distress.

The motivation behind the attack has not been identified.

Superintendent Matthew Peach said,

“The man will be questioned in relation to the incident where the victim was pushed out of his wheelchair causing not only facial injuries but severe distress to him.

“Officers continue to support the victim who is being very supportive of our investigation and we also want to thank the public for their messages of support and well-wishes for the victim.”

The suspect has now been charged with assaulting the disabled man in Holderness Road on Sunday.

He has been named as Alex Procter, of Cranham Grove.

Procter has been remanded and is due to appear before Hull Magistrates Court charged with assault causing Actual Bodily Harm, common assault and criminal damage.

This is the second reported incident of assault involving Alex Procter.

Last year, Procter pleaded guilty to three charges of assault by beating and one charge of theft at Hull Magistrates’ Court.

It is reported that he had launched an attack against three women at the McDonalds store on Jameson Street in Hull.

One woman received considerable injuries during the attack.

Humberside Police officers are seeking any additional information regarding the most recent offence from the public.

They have requested that anyone who has information which might assist with their investigation call the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 1 of Monday 24 August.

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