Hull man in court after attack on disabled victim
The attack has prompted shocked responses from both the local authorities and community.
Karl has cerebral palsy. On Sunday night, while on his way home from the pub in Hull, he was attacked- a man tipped him out of his wheelchair. He wants the man responsible to hand himself in to @Humberbeat.
His full story coming up on @looknorthBBC pic.twitter.com/NAo58zAM5A
— Phillip Norton (@phillipnorton) August 25, 2020
Karl Dean, who has cerebral palsy, was attacked when Alex Proctor tipped him out of hid wheelchair on Holderness Road in Hull.
The victim received facial injuries.
This was Alex Proctor’s second violent offence, after an incident where he assaulted three women last year.
Appearing before Hull Magistrates Court yesterday, Procter, 20, admitted attacking Mr Dean as he and friends made their way home from a night out in the city.
Following his arrest he admitted assault causing Actual Bodily Harm, common assault and criminal damage.
A date for his sentencing is yet to be set.
Responding to the police report, one shocked local said:
“No respect at all, hope he gets what he deserves.”
“Let’s hope prison teaches him a lesson and he goes straight.”
Superintendent Matthew Peach said:
“This was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable man that has shocked me and all at Humberside Police. This behaviour simple will not be tolerated.
“Mr Dean and his friends had been enjoying a night out together and were making their way along Holderness Road when Procter struck, tipping him out of his wheelchair leaving him laying injured on the floor.
“Mr Dean suffered injuries to his head and face and his wheelchair was significantly damaged.
“I would like to commend Mr Dean for his bravery and positive attitude following the attack and we are glad that we were able to find the person responsible and bring him to justice so quickly.
“Hopefully, this will help him to be able to put this incident behind him.
“What is so clear following this incident is how Hull as a community wont either stand for this type of sickening behaviour and their support for Mr Dean has been overwhelming.
“I would like to thank them for their support to my officers who did their best to investigate this promptly.”