Poll: Disabled abuse victims 'unsatisfied with police'

Nearly six out of 10 disabled people who have reported experiencing abuse feel unsatisfied with the way the police handled their cases, according to a new survey.

More than four-fifths of disabled people had encountered some form of abuse, the survey found. Credit: Reuters

A report by the Greater London Authority Conservatives found 85% of disabled people had encountered some form of verbal, physical or financial abuse.

Of these, 59% felt unsatisfied with the way police handled the case.

The report, titled Hidden Hate, surveyed 131 disabled people in London.