Pair of thugs pushed a deaf and blind man onto train tracks then punched him in the face when he tried to climb back onto the platform
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The Guardian, Monday 20 October 2014 21.40 BST
"The coalition has so thoroughly vilified “scroungers” that hate crimes against people with disabilities are rising year on year: up 13% since 2011. Forty per cent of incidents are violent. Take the visually impaired man walking in Brighton last year, who was asked by a stranger what it was like to be blind – before being set on fire. Campaigner Paula Peters tells me she’s been spat at in the street, while friends in wheelchairs have been shoved into oncoming traffic."
News about #HCAW2014 can be found at http://www.stophateuk.org/hate-crime-awareness-week/
also Sophie Lancaster Foundation http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com for news of a conference 26th November 2014 at Burnley Mechanics Institute 9.30am – 4.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Dorset is a third party reporting centre for Disability Related Incidents and Hate Crimes - link
This is the AWare project