A vulnerable man was punched in a "nasty" unprovoked attack. The 53-year-old man, who suffers with mental health issues, was attacked outside the Crystal Nail Bar, in Stonecot Hill, on Saturday, April 13, between 5pm and 5.30pm.So, was he attacked as a ‘special victim’? Well, no:
He had just been to the Game Exchange shop when a man walked towards him and punched him in the face.No taunting, no prior threats or discriminatory language:
Police believe the attacker, who was swearing loudly as he walked along the street, then got on the 413 bus towards Sutton.So, what makes this different, more awful, than if he’d punched me. Or you. Or your friends?
And anyone want to bet if they catch this chap, his defence will immediately be that he's a 'vulnerable man' too?