Police appeal launched after disabled driver abused in Lyme Regis car park

Cobb gate car park

POLICE are appealing for information after a disabled driver was verbally abused when trying to park in Lyme Regis.

The public order incident occurred at approximately 6.30pm on Thursday, June 3 in the Cobb Gate car park at the bottom of Broad Street.

The victim, who was disabled, drove into the car park behind another car, which parked in the only available disabled space.

The victim asked the driver of the car if they had a disability badge, but the male driver informed the victim he had no intention of moving.

He then verbally abused the victim before he got into his car and left the car park.

The man is described as of Mediterranean appearance, six feet five inches tall and had a full neck of tattoos and gold teeth. He was wearing a necklace.

Police Constable Michelle Yarrow, of Dorset Police, said: “The victim found the man’s behaviour to be extremely intimidating and we have been carrying out enquiries to identify him, but these have so far proved unsuccessful.

“I am appealing to anyone who recognises the man from the description given to please get in touch as we would like to speak to him and take his account of what happened.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information that may assist my enquiries to please contact Dorset Police.”

The incident comes amid rising tension over the lack of available parking in Lyme Regis.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210088249.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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