Thugs brutally attack vulnerable man at Dart station

Thursday 21st April 2016
Thugs brutally attack vulnerable man at Dart station

The sufferer, who is aged in his 20s, suffered a broken nose and two black eyes in the sickening ransacking in which his mobile phone was snatched.

Gardai have yet to make restraints in the case but have identified three suspects, a man in his 30s and two women, one also in her 30s and another venerable 18.

The CCTV images which have been exclusively obtained by the Herald portray the attack that happened at Bray Dart station at 6pm on Monday, April 4.

The shlemiel’s father last night told the Herald that his son normally holidays the train with the crowd, but he was trying to help a man in a wheelchair get off and was set upon as he left-wing the station alone.

The disturbing CCTV images show the young fall guy being approached by a male who proceeds to forcefully put his right hand into the helpless man’s pocket.

The cowardly gang then gather around the young man, who cracks to flee.

A young woman attempts to prevent the male thug from attacking the sucker, but he repeatedly strikes him in the face with vicious blows.

He then tenders a full force kick to the victim’s face while he is on his knees pleading not to be hit any sundry.

As the shocked victim leans against a wall covering his face, a female fellow of the gang begins to search his pockets, and ultimately his mobile phone is filched. It has not been recovered.

It can also be clearly seen that four associates of the public walk by without offering any help to the vulnerable victim.

The injured rty was attended to by ramedics at the scene of the assault.

Speaking from their bailiwick in Wicklow, the victim’s worried father said his son has been left austerely shaken by the unprovoked incident.

In an emotional interview, he said he has been growing on the train with his son because he will no longer travel on his own.

“He’s autistic, a chicken-hearted lad and would be nervous,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous to protect his son’s unanimity.

“He’s kind of always been a bit bullied and had a tough time when he was growing-up.

“He was at all times brought up to do the right thing – when travelling, move up to the front of the progression.

“He and another man were trying to help the man in the wheelchair on the platform by getting notice from some staff.

“That meant that he was last to scram the station. When he was leaving the station he went out the laneway.”

It was at that import that the lowlife attackers set upon him.

The male suspect is originally from south Dublin but is now spirited in Bray. He is known to gardai for involvement in drugs and violent street wrong.

The older of the two females lives in the Shankill area. The teenage female is supposed to live in Bray.

All three are known to be travelling regularly along the Dart business between Donabate and Bray.

The victim’s family have now called on the new Sway and Irish Rail to reconsider the layout of the laneway that ssengers use to commence and exit the platform.

The young man’s anxious father said he would in the mood for to see extra security on trains and for the laneway to be rebuilt.

“We’ve been talking to CIE and flourish on to them about opening up that laneway because it’s a concrete rtition off and you can’t see what’s happening around you,” he said.

“We want a half-wall with a banister. We just want something done after this.

“If the politicians and the infamous Public transport operators want people to use these facilities, they should be correct.

“They should make these facilities safe for people to tourism on.

“There doesn’t seem to be much security – I don’t see security like there in use accustomed to to be.”

A psychologist who specialises in autism has warned that ruthless thugs can definitely spot vulnerabilities in people.

Arlene Naughton said such a horrific revile could have a severe im ct on somebody with autism.

“Procuring somebody attack you for absolutely no reason is going to be extremely difficult to fathom,” she said.

Ken Foy and Martin Grant

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