CCTV images released after vulnerable man sustains suspected life changing injuries in Salisbury assault
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Detectives investigating a sustained attack on two people in Salisbury are continuing with enquiries.
At approximately 9.15pm on July 19, a vulnerable man aged in his 30s who uses a wheelchair, and his friend who is aged in his 40s, were in the Cathedral Green area when they were assaulted by a group of youths.
Both sustained injuries, however, the victim who uses a wheelchair sustained potentially life changing injuries to his leg during the assault. The group of youths followed the pair into the High Street and onto Crane Street.
Det Con Susan Ellway said: “This was a sustained attack, during which a vulnerable man has suffered serious injuries which have left him incredibly distressed. The incident happened in a public place with a number of members of the public believed to be witnesses. We have already obtained a number of witness accounts and we would continue to urge anyone with information to get in touch.
“Behaviour of this nature is completely abhorrent and will not be tolerated within our community. I know those living in Salisbury will be frustrated and upset by this incident. We would like to reassure residents that we are conducting a robust investigation to identify those involved.”
As part of our enquiries, we would like to speak to those pictured in connection with the incident and would like to ask for the public’s help in identifying them.
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220075949. Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.