Disabled man assaulted by gang of youths in Falkirk park

A disabled man was assaulted in Callendar Park
A disabled man was assaulted in Callendar Park

A disabled dog walker was attacked by a group of males in Callendar Park and struck by his own walking stick which one of the men took from him.

The terrifying assault happened just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 as the 45-year-old man walked his dogs in the park near Westray Terrace. He challenged two youths he thought were trying to start a fire and they responded by shouting abuse at him and assaulting him before running off.

A short time later a group of eight people approached the man and asked him about the earlier incident with the youths. One member of the group took the man’s walking stick and struck him with it.

Police are now looking for the males who assaulted the man - the first is in his late teens, 6ft tall with a slim build and was wearing dark clothes with a hood pulled over his head, glasses and a dark scarf covering the lower half of his face.

The male who struck the man with his own stick is white, in his mid 30s, 5ft 9ins tall with a medium build. He had short grey hair and was wearing a dark jumper.

A police spokesman said: “This was a despicable crime that caused a great deal of distress to the victim.”

If you have any information regarding this assault contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.