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Boy, 14, charged after Wolverhampton subway mugging

Wulfruna Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The disabled victim was attacked in an underpass on Wulfruna Street

A 14-year-old boy has been charged after a disabled man was mugged following a night out in Wolverhampton.

The victim, 20, who is partially sighted and has cerebral palsy, was attacked in an underpass on Wulfruna Street.

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

The boy, who is also charged with possessing a blade, was due to appear before Wolverhampton magistrates.

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The victim was pushed to the ground, kicked and punched but managed to get to a nearby pay phone to call 999.

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

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