Police investigating after video of 'prejudice abuse' aimed at disabled child in Peterborough goes viral
Police are investigating an incident of prejudice abuse after an altercation in a residential Peterborough street yesterday.
Officers were called at 6pm on Monday, May 30, to Ulverston Close in Peterborough to reports that a man had verbally abused a child.
The man can be heard saying that the child has Down Syndrome and calling him a “retard.”
A video of the incident was shared on Facebook by the boy’s mother who has confirmed he does not have down syndrome, but does have “other complex medical needs.”
She added: “I would love to see him spend one day in my boy’s shoes then see how clever he is.”
Police have offered safeguarding advice to the boy’s family and have arranged a follow up interview with his mother.
Officers were called to a separate incident of criminal damage in Ulverston Close later that night where the windows of a property were smashed.