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Two people with learning disabilities subjected to abuse, Exeter


Three teenage boys sought

Police in Exeter are seeking witnesses after two people with learning disabilities were subjected to verbal abuse by a group of teenage boys.

The man and woman were leaving the Vue Cinema around 7.15pm on Sunday 26 November when the incident happened.

Three boys, aged around 15, blocked the entrance to the cinema and subjected the pair to threats and verbal abuse.

The victims, from Exeter, were left very distressed and fearful and police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the identity of the suspects.

One boy was wearing a red coat, the second was in a green coat and the third was wearing a black coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/103127/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or



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