Still no arrests after gran of 10 is nearly tipped out of wheelchair and robbed

Poor Amanda Glew was robbed after thugs tried toppling her out of her wheelchair into Gypsey Race in Bridlington.
Poor Amanda Glew was robbed after thugs tried toppling her out of her wheelchair into Gypsey Race in Bridlington.

Police in Bridlington are reappealing for information after thugs tried toppling a grandmother of 10 out of her wheelchair and robbed her.

Vile robbers only managed to steal £10 from poor Amanda Glew, 55, who endured sickening taunts as she was attacked along Gypsey Bank.

The grandmother of 10, who had both legs amputated to diabetes, had taken a shortcut along Gypsey Bank to meet her carer on Valentines Day.

She was confronted by four boozed-up thugs, say police, before launching their vile attack on Amanda.

Amanda told the Free Press: "Two of them came in front and two went to the side of me so I couldn’t move,” she said.

“I just asked if they could get out the way. Then one of them said ‘you’ll move when I say you can move!’”

Two of the “laughing” thugs grabbed hold of petrified Amanda’s wheelchair — pushing her into a fence.

She added: “I was leaned forward in my wheelchair. Luckily, I had my seatbelt on and as I went forward one of them took my handbag from around my neck.

“I said what are you doing? I will fall in!

“He just said ‘I just wanted to see if you could swim!’".

Inside the handbag was Amanda’s bank card and around £10 in her purse.

Police are now hunting the four men, who are all described as in their late teens or early twenties.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “Two wore tracksuit bottoms and another wore blue jeans. All had local accents and are believed to have been drinking in the area prior to the incident.

“We are keen to speak to any witnesses, including anyone who believes they may have seen the group prior to or after the attack.”

For poor Amanda, the shocking attack has left her “very shaken”.

“All I wanted to do was get home and get my door locked.

“That night I didn’t go to bed, because every noise I heard outside I thought ‘have they followed me?’”

And she has branded her cruel attackers “sick”.

“They’re sick — aren’t they? Who knows what’s going to happen when they get olders, because you can never tell, can you?

“They would not like it if it happened to their mum or anyone of their family, so why do it to someone else?”

Amanda’s story struck a chord with florist Kerith McGougan, of Petal Florist on King Street, who kindly gifted Amanda a bouquet of flowers.

Kerith said: “I just hope Amanda can find faith in humanity again. It’s a small gesture, but I think it’s a meaningful one and I hope she can find happiness again.”

Anyone who can help with the police appeal is urged to call 101 quoting crime reference number 2250208.