New appeal after terminally ill man robbed in Newport

POLICE APPEAL: Michael Gregory was robbed near the George Street Bridge in Newport

POLICE APPEAL: Michael Gregory was robbed near the George Street Bridge in Newport

First published in News

A TERMINALLY ill man in a motorised wheelchair who was robbed at knifepoint in Newport last month is appealing for the public to help catch his attackers.

Michael Gregory, 57, from Newport, was robbed near the George Street Bridge, in the city on September 12.

Mr Gregory, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is terminally ill, was travelling from the Millennium Footbridge along the riverside path towards Lysaght Village between 9.45pm and 10pm when he was approached by two men riding silver bicycles.

The men threatened him with a knife, pushed him, and took a quantity of cash from him. They then made off on their bikes towards Corporation Road.

Mr Gregory received bruising around his medical stomach pump after his head was pulled down by one of the men. He was kept in the Royal Gwent Hospital overnight.

Mr Gregory said: “I keep thinking that I’ve lost and they’ve won.

They frightened me and I haven’t had a good day since it happened.

If anyone knows who is responsible then please contact the police.”

The first man is described by police as Asian, in his twenties, 5ft 8in tall and of average build, wearing a baggy grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second is described as Asian, in his twenties, 5ft 8in tall, average build, with a round face, stubble and dark eyes, wearing a grey tracksuit top with a Nike logo, grey tracksuit bottoms with white stripes and white trainers.

Detective Superintendent Ian Roberts said: “This is a despicable and cowardly crime.

“A victim has been targeted and left terrified by two offenders who have little or no regard for the most vulnerable people in our society.”

If you have any information call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

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11:08am Tue 16 Oct 12

dodo777 says...

This is sad it really is but austerity is being carried on the backs of the most poorest..Young people are not being given any money for weeks as DWP cant cope with claims.I keep saying this but stories like this will be more common.
Suicides are up big time and peoples mental health is taking a bashing.All is well if your lucky enough to have money in the bank.
This is sad it really is but austerity is being carried on the backs of the most poorest..Young people are not being given any money for weeks as DWP cant cope with claims.I keep saying this but stories like this will be more common. Suicides are up big time and peoples mental health is taking a bashing.All is well if your lucky enough to have money in the bank. dodo777
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11:09am Tue 16 Oct 12

sperduti says...

despicable act on an innocent man going about his daily way!!!! hope they catch the scum very soon!!!!!
despicable act on an innocent man going about his daily way!!!! hope they catch the scum very soon!!!!! sperduti
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12:23pm Tue 16 Oct 12

county mad says...

dodo its no
wonder you became extinct . The town sorry city centre has several of these charmers hanging about looking for an easy victim. Why the police haven't cracked down on them is a mystery
dodo its no wonder you became extinct . The town sorry city centre has several of these charmers hanging about looking for an easy victim. Why the police haven't cracked down on them is a mystery county mad
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12:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

parcel says...

There nothing but cowards, attacking a man when he cant retaliate and fight back!


There local and live not far away........

Several people already know who they are, as they have "boasted" of their exploits!
There nothing but cowards, attacking a man when he cant retaliate and fight back! There local and live not far away........ Several people already know who they are, as they have "boasted" of their exploits! parcel
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1:49pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Michael Weedall says...

parcel wrote:
There nothing but cowards, attacking a man when he cant retaliate and fight back!


There local and live not far away........

Several people already know who they are, as they have "boasted" of their exploits!
Totally agree they are gutless SCUM and need dealing with. What makes me laugh is there foreigners and in some foreign countries they would maybe deal with this by extreme punishments but in the U.K slap on the wrist and if you watch the news, crimewatch a lot of sick crimes are committed by foreigners. Which makes me wonder are they illegals and if not or if they are they should be deported back to there ancestry country. Or this country should adopt a punishment to fit the crimes.
[quote][p][bold]parcel[/bold] wrote: There nothing but cowards, attacking a man when he cant retaliate and fight back! There local and live not far away........ Several people already know who they are, as they have "boasted" of their exploits![/p][/quote]Totally agree they are gutless SCUM and need dealing with. What makes me laugh is there foreigners and in some foreign countries they would maybe deal with this by extreme punishments but in the U.K slap on the wrist and if you watch the news, crimewatch a lot of sick crimes are committed by foreigners. Which makes me wonder are they illegals and if not or if they are they should be deported back to there ancestry country. Or this country should adopt a punishment to fit the crimes. Michael Weedall
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2:15pm Tue 16 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

They dont need to be illegals, they are not checked for there criminal records when they arrive, we let all and sundry in.
They dont need to be illegals, they are not checked for there criminal records when they arrive, we let all and sundry in. cwmbran man
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4:11pm Tue 16 Oct 12

SuperTonic7th says...

Where does it say they're (notice spelling) foreigners? They're of Asian appearance. They could have been born in this country. They're also cyclists. Do all cyclists attack people. Agree they shouldn't get a slap on the wrist though. Tattoo 'thief' on their forehead.
Where does it say they're (notice spelling) foreigners? They're of Asian appearance. They could have been born in this country. They're also cyclists. Do all cyclists attack people. Agree they shouldn't get a slap on the wrist though. Tattoo 'thief' on their forehead. SuperTonic7th
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5:09pm Tue 16 Oct 12

welshmen says...

Two Asians robbing a White terminally ill Man, flip this and it would be a RACIST attack...Hope they catch and if possible DEPORT them, we have enough of our scum roaming around looking for there next victim,
Two Asians robbing a White terminally ill Man, flip this and it would be a RACIST attack...Hope they catch and if possible DEPORT them, we have enough of our scum roaming around looking for there next victim, welshmen
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8:43pm Tue 16 Oct 12

SizzlerTrainers says...

Probably some of Maindee's finest, proper pack rats the lot of them.
Probably some of Maindee's finest, proper pack rats the lot of them. SizzlerTrainers
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10:25pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Keith Barnett says...

Parcel - you should tell someone then!
Parcel - you should tell someone then! Keith Barnett
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2:50am Wed 17 Oct 12

County says...

If stories like this don't make you lose faith in society reading the comments beneath it will.
If stories like this don't make you lose faith in society reading the comments beneath it will. County
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3:23pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Llanmartinangel says...

dodo777 wrote:
This is sad it really is but austerity is being carried on the backs of the most poorest..Young people are not being given any money for weeks as DWP cant cope with claims.I keep saying this but stories like this will be more common.
Suicides are up big time and peoples mental health is taking a bashing.All is well if your lucky enough to have money in the bank.
It's precisely attitudes like this that allow these low-lifes to exist. You seem to be suggesting that less well off people go around attacking the disabled. Err, no. Scum bags do it because it's easier than working. The clue is in 'young people aren't given any money'. When I was young I wasn't 'given' any money either. Why is it that when bad people make the news there is always some bleeding heart liberal/do gooder/ human rights lawyer happy to step in to say it's someone else's fault?
[quote][p][bold]dodo777[/bold] wrote: This is sad it really is but austerity is being carried on the backs of the most poorest..Young people are not being given any money for weeks as DWP cant cope with claims.I keep saying this but stories like this will be more common. Suicides are up big time and peoples mental health is taking a bashing.All is well if your lucky enough to have money in the bank.[/p][/quote]It's precisely attitudes like this that allow these low-lifes to exist. You seem to be suggesting that less well off people go around attacking the disabled. Err, no. Scum bags do it because it's easier than working. The clue is in 'young people aren't given any money'. When I was young I wasn't 'given' any money either. Why is it that when bad people make the news there is always some bleeding heart liberal/do gooder/ human rights lawyer happy to step in to say it's someone else's fault? Llanmartinangel
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5:16pm Wed 17 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

By the time their circumstances are taken into account and the liberal judge handwrings whilst excusing them they wont even see a prison sentence, if i was judge, 5 years, bye bye, no excuses listened to and if you dare to do it again on release your next sentence is 10 years, soon get this lot off the streets.
By the time their circumstances are taken into account and the liberal judge handwrings whilst excusing them they wont even see a prison sentence, if i was judge, 5 years, bye bye, no excuses listened to and if you dare to do it again on release your next sentence is 10 years, soon get this lot off the streets. cwmbran man
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5:42pm Wed 17 Oct 12

njskiff says...

Long time ago, probably just under 10 years ago, 4-6 "asians" on bikes tried 2 rob me near Newport bridge on the other side to the Riverside. Fortunately 2 guys on the other side of the road saw what was going on and intervened too and it turned out someone driving passed had seen and called the police. When they arrived me & the 2 blokes who'd tried to help, and who I'd never seen before I must say that, were accused of a racist attack and I was advised by the "asian" policeman not to take the matter any further as we would be the ones more likely to be fond to be in the wrong. Maybe by getting let off with stuff over & over again their morals are dropping to an even bigger low. Kick the lot out I say.
Long time ago, probably just under 10 years ago, 4-6 "asians" on bikes tried 2 rob me near Newport bridge on the other side to the Riverside. Fortunately 2 guys on the other side of the road saw what was going on and intervened too and it turned out someone driving passed had seen and called the police. When they arrived me & the 2 blokes who'd tried to help, and who I'd never seen before I must say that, were accused of a racist attack and I was advised by the "asian" policeman not to take the matter any further as we would be the ones more likely to be fond to be in the wrong. Maybe by getting let off with stuff over & over again their morals are dropping to an even bigger low. Kick the lot out I say. njskiff
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6:21pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Llanmartinangel says...

njskiff wrote:
Long time ago, probably just under 10 years ago, 4-6 "asians" on bikes tried 2 rob me near Newport bridge on the other side to the Riverside. Fortunately 2 guys on the other side of the road saw what was going on and intervened too and it turned out someone driving passed had seen and called the police. When they arrived me & the 2 blokes who'd tried to help, and who I'd never seen before I must say that, were accused of a racist attack and I was advised by the "asian" policeman not to take the matter any further as we would be the ones more likely to be fond to be in the wrong. Maybe by getting let off with stuff over & over again their morals are dropping to an even bigger low. Kick the lot out I say.
Yep. That has a ring of truth about it. We stand no chance do we. I loved dodo's impression that they were 'poor'. Why did he assume that?
[quote][p][bold]njskiff[/bold] wrote: Long time ago, probably just under 10 years ago, 4-6 "asians" on bikes tried 2 rob me near Newport bridge on the other side to the Riverside. Fortunately 2 guys on the other side of the road saw what was going on and intervened too and it turned out someone driving passed had seen and called the police. When they arrived me & the 2 blokes who'd tried to help, and who I'd never seen before I must say that, were accused of a racist attack and I was advised by the "asian" policeman not to take the matter any further as we would be the ones more likely to be fond to be in the wrong. Maybe by getting let off with stuff over & over again their morals are dropping to an even bigger low. Kick the lot out I say.[/p][/quote]Yep. That has a ring of truth about it. We stand no chance do we. I loved dodo's impression that they were 'poor'. Why did he assume that? Llanmartinangel
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6:41pm Wed 17 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

Thats the problem, stand upto them your a racist, dont and your a mug or victim, we cant win, all down to political correctness and forced multiculturalism, and you can bet your life they will play the race card at the first opportunity.
the lefties here wont believe this, but about 1 year ago an asian taxi driver drove me to cwmbran police station after i commented on a plasticy disc thing he had hanging off his mirror, i jokingly said nice airfreshener, he told me i was disrespecting him and his religion, well i dont give a **** about his religion, im not religious, and if you want to take an old fairytale to extremes and live by its ramblings word for word thats your problem, needless to say i was made to walk from the police station home, i was incensed, the police although not wanting to question me for this ridiculous non event, did not force him to take me home either, no one won you might say, except that i now have a deep mistrust of asian taxi drivers and will not get in cars they drive, their loss, but another nail in the coffin of community cohesion with the religion of constant offence, and although i wouldnt go as far as to say kick them all out, i have huge trust issues with them, as i think they would shaft you for their religion over our law at the drop of a hat.
Thats the problem, stand upto them your a racist, dont and your a mug or victim, we cant win, all down to political correctness and forced multiculturalism, and you can bet your life they will play the race card at the first opportunity. the lefties here wont believe this, but about 1 year ago an asian taxi driver drove me to cwmbran police station after i commented on a plasticy disc thing he had hanging off his mirror, i jokingly said nice airfreshener, he told me i was disrespecting him and his religion, well i dont give a **** about his religion, im not religious, and if you want to take an old fairytale to extremes and live by its ramblings word for word thats your problem, needless to say i was made to walk from the police station home, i was incensed, the police although not wanting to question me for this ridiculous non event, did not force him to take me home either, no one won you might say, except that i now have a deep mistrust of asian taxi drivers and will not get in cars they drive, their loss, but another nail in the coffin of community cohesion with the religion of constant offence, and although i wouldnt go as far as to say kick them all out, i have huge trust issues with them, as i think they would shaft you for their religion over our law at the drop of a hat. cwmbran man
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9:40pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Riley2012 says...

These low life's are not necessary Asian, i live on Corporation Rd, i have lost count of the Romanian Cq / republic people all over Corporation Rd out in big group's, they look very much like Asians, but i wood trust a Asian around Corporation Rd before any Romanian gypsies types.
These low life's are not necessary Asian, i live on Corporation Rd, i have lost count of the Romanian Cq / republic people all over Corporation Rd out in big group's, they look very much like Asians, but i wood trust a Asian around Corporation Rd before any Romanian gypsies types. Riley2012
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7:39pm Mon 22 Oct 12

welshmen says...

I HAVE JUST LOOKED ON THE BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY WEB SITE, THEY SEEM TO HAVE THE ANSWERS TO MOST OF THESE POSTS...
I HAVE JUST LOOKED ON THE BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY WEB SITE, THEY SEEM TO HAVE THE ANSWERS TO MOST OF THESE POSTS... welshmen
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8:42pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Independentvoter says...

You dont want to start me off. especially Cwmbran Area. R.I.P Gary !
You dont want to start me off. especially Cwmbran Area. R.I.P Gary ! Independentvoter
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8:48pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Independentvoter says...

welshman as you cant speak welsh I'd rather google how long it takes for paint to dry
welshman as you cant speak welsh I'd rather google how long it takes for paint to dry Independentvoter
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