A double crippled man is robbed by a fake Good Samaritan in a busy hospital just hours after awakening from a six-week coma and discovers he has lost his leg.
George McEwan-Jones, 67, was targeted by 29-year-old Liam Dallimore for his bank card, even though he was in a wheelchair and only wearing a surgical gown.
The video captured the chilling moment on July 14 at 1.30 pm, where Dallymore wheeled an elderly double crippled man outside the hospital before hugging him and hitting his wheelchair against a wall.
Visitors and medical staff passed by Liam Dallimore, mistakenly assuming he was the kind of patient who helped a disabled man get some fresh air while he was recovering from a major operation in Manchester.
But McEwan-Jones, wearing only a surgical gown after circling a six-week coma and learning that he had lost a leg, was robbed of his bank card by Dallymore, who posed as a patient on crutches. was presented.
This defendant actually acted with utter contempt for Mr. McEwan-Jones, throwing him aside as if he were a piece of crap
Moments before the harsh attack, the dad-of-one had surrounded Mr McEwan-Jones before driving him to the car park outside a WH Smith store at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
He then grabbed the debit card in his hand and pushed Mr McEwan-Jones’s wheelchair down a slope into a wall, forcing the victim to use his stump to stop his face from the brickwork fell.
As doctors treated the victim’s wounds, Dallymore used the stolen debit card to try to withdraw £270 cash from an ATM, before splashing on a cigarette and withdrawing the cash at Morrisons supermarkets.
In a statement, Mr McEwan-Jones, who lost his right leg to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) just four years after he amputated his left leg, said: “I think it is absolutely diabolical that someone like this Can do this with a person. No legs.
“How do I defend myself? This person shouldn’t have the heart to do this kind of wickedness.
“I wanted to have a drink because I was so thirsty. Then this guy grabbed my wheelchair and hit me against a wall.”
Today, as CCTV images of the raid emerged, Dallymore, with no fixed residence, was jailed for three years and nine months after admitting to robbery and fraud by false representation.
He refused to leave his cell and was treated in his absence.
Dallymore, originally from Govan, Glasgow, was kicked out of school when he was just five years old and has 77 offenses on his record, including an attack on his own mother in which he spat in her face and Said he hoped he would have coronavirus.
Dallymore also received other convictions for battery, robbery and a bladed article, and was addicted to heroin.
His defense attorney, Daniel Calder, said the robbery was “brutal and abhorrent”, but added: “His appearance at the hospital was to ask for treatment in relation to an abscess on his leg.
“He wants the court to accept that the crime was opportunistic rather than planned.”
Sentencing, Mr Recorder Michael Maher said: “A doctor initially thought the defendant was acting in a selfless manner.
“How wrong that was. This defendant actually acted with utter contempt for Mr. McEwan-Jones, as if he were a piece of crap.
“He was completely helpless.”
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