Doctor waited four hours after racist muggers attacked him

Doctor was left waiting four hours for police after gang of ten ‘racist’ muggers badly injured his knee in street attack

  • Walid Deeb, 34, badly injured his knee in the bag-snatch incident last month
  • After fighting off ten-strong teenage gang, he called police but no help came 
  • Mr Deeb struggled home where an officer took a statement four hours later 
  • The robbery attempt in Manchester last month is being treated as a hate crime 

A hospital consultant yesterday slammed police for allegedly taking four hours to arrive after he was subjected to a race attack.

Walid Deeb, 34, has been signed off work in his trauma unit after badly injuring his knee in the bag-snatch incident.

After fighting off the ten-strong teenage gang, he called police but no help came. 

He struggled home where an officer took a statement four hours later.

Walid Deeb, 34, has been signed off work in his trauma unit after badly injuring his knee in the bag-snatch incident

The robbery attempt in Manchester last month is being treated as a hate crime because of the abuse the gang hurled at him.

Mr Deeb said: ‘Where were the police? There is something seriously socially wrong. What if I was older and couldn’t fight them off?


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‘I don’t blame the officers – I blame the system. I didn’t see one police car pass by. Anything could have happened.’

After fighting off the ten-strong teenage gang, he called police but no help came. File photo

Inspector Stephen Griffin of Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Due to the fact police were dealing with several critical incidents at the time, an officer was unable to attend immediately.

‘Officers attended the victim’s home address and established that a group of youths had approached the victim and shouted racial slurs at him. Investigations are ongoing.’

Mr Deeb, who needs surgery on his knee, was on his way to a meeting to discuss Manchester’s homelessness problem at the time.

 

 

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