Canadian man in wheelchair attacked in Australia - Macleans.ca

Canadian man in wheelchair attacked in Australia

Vicious assault caught on tape

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A wheelchair-bound Canadian living in Australia is in hospital after being badly beaten by two teenagers. The 35-year-old, whose name has not been released, was boarding an elevator at a Sydney train station Tuesday night when the attack began. The teens, now under arrest, knocked him out of his chair, punched and kicked him repeatedly, and hit him with metal bars. The shocking beating was caught on tape by surveillance cameras. “He is a wonderful, kind, generous individual,” said the man’s girlfriend, Kristin Sharrock. “He’s been through a lot in his life and he doesn’t deserve what’s happened.” Reached in Winnipeg, the man’s mother said her son broke his back in a snowmobile accident—just one month before his father was killed in an identical accident.

ABC News Australia

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