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Pair mugged man with cerebral palsy in Wolverhampton subway

Muggers Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption "I am sure that someone knows who these two are," said DC Simon Williams.

A disabled man was mugged in a subway by two men who offered to walk him home after a night out in Wolverhampton.

The 20-year-old victim, who is partially sighted and has cerebral palsy, was befriended by the pair in a takeaway on Broad Street.

They pushed him to the ground and kicked and punched him in an underpass on Wulfruna Street.

A mobile phone and cash were stolen in the attack at about 02:30 BST on Friday 9 April, said West Midlands Police.

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Image caption "It is only a matter of time before we come knocking at their door," said DC Simon Williams of the mugging suspects

The victim managed to get to a nearby pay phone to call 999.

He went to hospital and was discharged after being treated for his injuries.

Police have released CCTV images of two suspects.

Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption "I would like to appeal to the men in the images to do the right thing and come forward," said DC Simon Williams

DC Simon Williams, from Wolverhampton CID, said: "This was a callous attack on a vulnerable man and I am appealing to anyone who recognises the pair to come forward.

"The man is obviously traumatised by his ordeal. He had been enjoying a night out in Wolverhampton when he was befriended by these cruel and cowardly thugs."

He appealed to the men in the photographs to "do the right thing" and come forward.

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