Heartless teens cover old, disabled woman in flour before posing for a selfie
Four teenage boys from Bury St Edmunds in England have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and humiliating a woman in her forties as she sat helplessly on a park bench on 27 July, reports Metro.
The now-infamous four covered the distressed woman in flour and eggs after viciously taunting her and then posed for a photo that showed the woman cowering on the bench.
Police have noted that the two 17-year-olds and two 15-year-old boys are out on bail, while the photographer has yet to be identified, reports Daily Mail.
One witness said the woman – who allegedly suffers from severe mental problems – had a breakdown at the park and shouted at the boys who then retaliated by firing eggs and flour at her.
Inspector Anthony Bridgland said: “This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we’re treating the matter seriously.
"We know this incident may have caused concern and anger both in the local community and online, but we’d like to reassure everyone we’re tackling the matter robustly and supporting the victim.”
Robin Armstrong, a Geordie social media star took to Facebook to lambast the four and called for them to be identified and shamed, reports Mirror.
The four teens are allegedly part of a group that have been terrorising the neighbourhood for weeks.
An elderly resident who didn’t want to be named said, “I avoid the park at certain times because they gather there at 5pm and do drugs and drink alcohol.”
A friend of the victim, Katherine Brame, said the woman was “safe”, posting on Facebook: “I have to speak out. Today’s incident has made me so sad and devastated,” reports The Sun.
"The lady in question suffers with an unseen illness and needs her privacy,” she wrote.
"She can’t cope with people popping in or gifts. It’s complicated but if you want to help, how about donating to a mental health charity as people with these unseen illnesses go under the radar all the time and they’re totally under-funded,” the woman added.