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Newport: Terminally ill Michael Gregory's attack terror

Michael Gregory
Image caption Police have made a new plea for witnesses to Michael Gregory's attack

A terminally-ill man in a wheelchair who was robbed at knifepoint says he feels his two attackers have won.

Michael Gregory, who also has multiple sclerosis, was attacked on the riverside path leading from the Millennium footbridge in Newport last month.

"They frightened me and I haven't had a good day since it happened," he said.

The men are described as Asian, 5ft 8in (1.7m) and in their 20s. Gwent Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses.

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

Mr Gregory was travelling from the footbridge towards Lysaght Village between 21:45 and 22:00 BST on Wednesday, 12 September when he was approached by two men riding silver bikes.

'Despicable and cowardly'

He said: "I keep thinking that I've lost and they've won."

The pair stole cash before riding off towards Corporation Road.

The first man was wearing a baggy grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second was wearing a grey tracksuit top with a Nike logo, grey tracksuit bottoms with white stripes and white trainers.

Mr Gregory suffered bruising around his medical stomach pump after his head was pulled down by one of the offenders.

Det Supt 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.

"I would appeal to members of the public in Newport to assist us by offering us any information they may have, whether they saw something suspicious or have heard any information about who may be responsible."

Anyone who has information can call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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