Disabled mother, 36, beaten unconscious on bus by fellow parent after prams collide
A disabled mother was beaten unconscious by a furious parent after their prams collided on board a crammed bus.
Up to 80 fellow passengers did nothing as the 36-year-old woman, who was with her husband and three-year-old daughter, was knocked to the ground and had her head repeatedly slammed against the floor.
The mother, who suffers from auto-immune disease lupus, was left with head injuries and needing hospital treatment.
Unbelievably, a handful of passengers even laughed as they watched the man hurl a torrent of abuse before launching the sickening attack.
The woman’s devastated husband, 32, said: 'My wife was a bloody mess on the floor and her glasses had been smashed into her head.
'When he was insulting her, people were sitting on the bus laughing.'
The couple, who did not want to be named for fear of their own safety, were on the Number 85 bus as it passed Kingston University’s Surrey campus.
Their ordeal began when the man got on the bus and demanded that she make room for his child’s pushchair.
But when she refused, he began shouting at her, calling her a 'fat b****'.
Her husband, who is also her full-time carer, told the Daily Mirror: 'The man started saying things about my wife and making very personal comments and insults.
'My wife was taken to hospital by an ambulance as she was knocked unconscious. He was slamming her head repeatedly on the floor while kicking her.'
Det Con Dave Norman said: 'Not one person stopped to give a witness statement and we have not had anyone come forward despite repeated appeals.'
Police are hunting a 5ft 10in black man, aged about 35, with short hair, who was last seen heading to Roehampton after getting off the bus on September 19.
A police spokeswoman said: 'He was wearing a dark puffa jacket with a white logo on the left breast area, dark trousers and was seen with a black Blackberry phone.
'He was accompanied with a 5ft 6in, large built, Mediterranean or Eastern European-looking woman about aged 35 years old, who had long dark brown hair in a pony tail.'
She said they were also with a mixed-race young girl.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the sufferer’s immune system creates antibodies which attack their own body tissues.
Symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches and can result in the destruction of vital organs.
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