Targeted and subjected to abuse simply because they were disabled

PC Ryan Chandhar
PC Ryan Chandhar

I was assigned to the case of a disabled family who were subjected to harassment and verbal abuse from their neighbours for a number of years.

We found often find victims of hate crime do not feel confident in reporting continued abuse.

This family, who all have disabilities, were reluctant and scared, but a family member came forward to Bedfordshire Police on their behalf.

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Their Time Will Come

IMG_7703In October 2016 Bruce Davison, 77, was sentenced to six years in jail for sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s. Below are excerpts from the victim’s personal statement, showing the devastating impact of child sexual abuse…

“I wish to share with you how being abused by Bruce Davison has affected my life.

“It has ruined my life in so many ways and I will try to explain what this abuse has done to me and how it has made me feel. Continue reading

“We get to utilise the skills we’ve already developed through a hobby, into something to benefit to our communities.”

I’ve always had an interest in policing. Even when doing my apprenticeship to get me started in my career, I always wanted to do something in policing.

I’m a vehicle engineer, so I work on anything from cars to large HGVs. I love my day job so by being a Special I get the best of both worlds; I get to do something I enjoy doing, but also I get involved with policing in the hours that fit in best around my job and family.

When I first joined the Specials I started out in Dunstable, and then when I became independent I moved to Leighton Buzzard, and I’m now currently based in Biggleswade. I’ve been involved in a lot of community-focused initiatives including various school events, but I’ve done a bit of everything so it’s been nice and varied and also challenging at times.

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