Police probe report of young man with learning difficulties being chased and harassed

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POLICE in Milford Haven are investigating a report of a disability hate crime.

It is alleged that a young man with learning disabilities was chased and harassed by a group of young adults near Milford Haven School on Monday, March 31.

Speaking on Facebook, a concerned local resident said: "A young man with a learning disability was running past the Milford Comp as pupils were leaving.

“He was verbally abused and chased along Steynton Road, crossing twice to try to get away from his pursuers. They chased him as far as Marble Hall, harassing him and taking photos. I saw cars stop, not to help, but to take photos.”

The resident added: "He was abused again tonight by a group of young adults in a small grey car. I urge that if you know these people, please speak to them and let them know that this behaviour is not acceptable.

"Vulnerable people in Milford deserve to be treated with respect."

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: “Police can confirm that they have received a report of the incident and are investigating.”

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9:20am Fri 11 Apr 14

William 1 says...

These people are cowards! Why is it taking so long for the police to find out who they are?
These people are cowards! Why is it taking so long for the police to find out who they are? William 1
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10:11am Fri 11 Apr 14

Flashbang says...

The parents of these yobs should be ashamed of themselves if they let their mongrel offspring treat the vulnerable like this. Wake up to yourselves!
The parents of these yobs should be ashamed of themselves if they let their mongrel offspring treat the vulnerable like this. Wake up to yourselves! Flashbang
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12:16pm Fri 11 Apr 14

PembsResident says...

Stories such as these make me so angry. Do they not consider the fact that life is hard enough if you have a disability anyway? Abusing vulnerable people young or old is just disgusting.
These people could end up with a disabled child themselves one day, no one is exempt, how would they feel then if their own offspring were victimised? Not best pleased I would imagine!
Please stop this abusive behaviour now, there is no need for it at all and it has such an impact on the victim, absolutely despicable.
Stories such as these make me so angry. Do they not consider the fact that life is hard enough if you have a disability anyway? Abusing vulnerable people young or old is just disgusting. These people could end up with a disabled child themselves one day, no one is exempt, how would they feel then if their own offspring were victimised? Not best pleased I would imagine! Please stop this abusive behaviour now, there is no need for it at all and it has such an impact on the victim, absolutely despicable. PembsResident
  • Score: 7

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