A PARKINSON's sufferer was pushed to the ground and kicked while on the floor, said police.

The victim of the assault – a man in his 30s – was walking up the hill at Gillinggate in Kendal when a car pulled alongside him and men began yelling.


Police said the men got out of the car – a silver-coloured Vauxhall Corsa - and pushed the victim to the ground from behind and, while he lay on the ground, he was kicked.

As a result he sustained minor injuries.

Police are treating the incident as attempted robbery as, while the victim lay on the ground, his attackers tried to take his mobile phone.

The men fled back to the car which drove off after a jogger stopped to assist the victim. The jogger then helped the victim to get home.

Officers are very keen to trace the jogger as he may have important information which could assist them in their investigation.

He is described as being around 30 to 35 years of age, six-feet tall and of a thin build.

He had a brown beard and was wearing a red “hoody” with dark to black-coloured tracksuit bottoms.

It took place at around 10.15pm on Monday (April 17).

The men are described as being:

  • Male around 5ft 7ins tall, skinny and of a pale complexion with mousey brown, short, thinning hair. He was aged around 19 and was wearing a grey tracksuit and had a local accent.
  • The man driving the car is described as around 6ft tall and of stocky/heavy-set build. He has been described as having a weathered face and a black goatee with a skinhead haircut. He was aged approximately in his late 40s and was wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit top, dark-coloured pants and white trainers.
  • It is believed a third man was a passenger in the car but no description is available.

Detective Inspector Helen Curme, of Cumbria Police, said: “While incidents of this nature are disturbing, they are extremely rare.

"The incident has left the victim very shaken and we are making every effort to locate those involved.

"We are particularly keen to trace the jogger who helped the victim as he may have valuable information.

“We would also call on anyone who was in the area at the time or who thinks they may recognise the description to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call Detective Inspector Helen Curme or Detective Constable Jack Montague at Kendal CID on 101.

Alternatively information can be passed using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.