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Gang tips ex-serviceman out of wheelchair in Cheltenham

A former serviceman has been treated for head injuries after being tipped out of his wheelchair in an attack in Cheltenham.

The 52-year-old, from Peterborough, was approached by four people on the Honeybourne Line cycle path near Waitrose at about 2100 GMT last Friday.

They pushed him for a distance then tipped him over.

Police described it as an "appalling, unprovoked attack" and have appealed for witnesses.

Pc Mark Sallis, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "Fortunately, he has not suffered serious injuries but has obviously been left extremely shaken by the experience.

"This is an ex-service man who has fought for his country and as a result has to use a wheelchair.

"Those responsible have targeted this man who was unable to defend himself."

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