Cops hunt beast who groped a disabled woman in a wheelchair and punched her in the face in broad daylight

COPS are hunting a beast who groped a disabled woman in her wheelchair before punching her in the face.

The sickening attack took place in broad daylight as the 28-year-old victim was making her way along a road in Plympton, Devon.

The man approached her from behind at around 3pm on Monday September 25 on the Ridgeway near to the Hillcrest Drive roundabout.

He then touched her inappropriately several times while trying to grab her bag.

Cops believe the attacker fled after being disturbed by a car travelling along the road.

But before running off in the direction of the shops he punched his victim in the face.

The suspect is described as aged 25-30, of stocky build with short spiky brown hair.

He was wearing a green/khaki hoody and grey ripped jeans.

The victim was wearing a red top.

Detective Constable Phil Trevains said: “This was an appalling act where the offender has targeted a wheelchair-bound woman, possibly for her money. She was left very shaken by this incident but thankfully has no visible injuries.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward as well as anyone who recognises the description of the offender. We are particularly keen to speak to the driver who appears to have disturbed the offender and caused him to run off.”

Anyone who can assist with information is asked to contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/082804/17.


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