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Hate crime arrest

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06 July 2016

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A man has been arrested by police after he carried out a "despicable" attack on a man in a wheelchair in Edmonton.

A man has been arrested by police after he carried out a "despicable" attack on a man in a wheelchair in Edmonton.

The attack, in Fore Street at 6.20pm on June 24 was witnessed by Enfield Council's CCTV operators, who followed the attacker on their cameras as he attempted to escape and directed police officers to his location where he was arrested. His victim, who suffered a large cut to his head, was treated at the scene by police officers and later by paramedics

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: "This was a shocking and despicable attack on a defenceless man. It is completely unacceptable and I am delighted the Council has played a crucial role in aiding the arrest of the individual responsible."

Temporary borough commander, Supt Carl Robinson, said: "This was a disgraceful attack on a wheelchair user, who was completely unable to defend himself. Enfield Police acted quickly and decisively to locate and remove the person responsible from the streets, with the aid of the Council's CCTV network to ensure the public were protected from harm."