Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…
A mum has been left seething with rage after her autistic son was allegedly attacked while walking along a Lincoln street.
Nick Wilkinson was heading along a passageway just off Monks Road to meet to a friend near Monks Abbey Primary School when he was jumped by two men yesterday, Tuesday, September 10 at around 3.40pm.
The 27-year-old was punched a number of times, before the pair fled leaving the volunteer at Green Synergy writhing in agony on the floor and covered in blood.
His mum, Buffy, has been left fuming and says her son, who she says is incredibly shy, may need to go to hospital because of his injuries.
“They punched him to the floor and walked off,” she said. “It was completely unprovoked.
“Nick is autistic so wasn’t expecting any kind of attack.
“He says he keeps going dizzy and is too scared to leave his mates to come home now.
“He has bruising to his ribs, face, neck and chest that we can see as well as cuts and scratches. Other than that we won’t know until they say he can go to hospital.
“He was feeling very dizzy afterwards.”
The incident has been reported to police, but the mum claims an officer is yet to come out to speak to her son.
In the meantime, she says has concerns about the area.
“This end of Lincoln is usually quite safe,” the 49-year-old jewellery maker said.
“It is a city so you get good and bad in all areas – it’s no better or worse.
“I am worried for all of us if we can’t walk to friends without fear of attack.”
Lincolnshire Police have been approached for comment.