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Elderly lady with cerebral palsy subjected to ‘appalling abuse’ in Victoria Centre lift

Police investigating a hate crime incident have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.

A disabled woman with cerebral palsy was using a lift at the Victoria Centre in Nottingham when a man entered.

When the 72-year-old asked if she could use the lift alone as she was feared catching coronavirus, the man became aggressive and reportedly made a derogatory comment about her disability.

Inspector Paul Gummer, who leads the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was an appalling incident that caused great upset and distress to the victim.

“Despite extensive inquiries, all efforts to trace the person responsible have been met with a negative result and so we now asking for the public’s help to identify him.

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“If you have any information about his identity or whereabouts, please contact us on 101 quoting incident 131 of 28 July 2022. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

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