A pensioner allegedly murdered in a mobility scooter robbery outside Tesco “Lived in sheltered accommodation infested with drug gangs and prostitutes,” a neighbor has claimed.
Neil Shadwick, 63, was found unresponsive and without his scooter in the supermarket car park in Stroud, Gloucestershire, just before 6am on Sunday.
The pensioner, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics but died later the same day.
Now his neighbor claims that drug gangs and prostitutes have been targeting adults in the community.
Neil Shadwick was “living in a shelter that was being ransacked by drug gangs and prostitutes,” a neighbor has claimed
A security video clip showed a man believed to be Mr Shadwick riding to an ATM with a woman in a long gray coat on the back of his scooter
Psychiatrist Rob Marsh, 60, told the Times prostitutes followed men off the Tesco Express and tried to make conversation. He also claimed that a drug gang “cheated” an alleged “vulnerable adult” by using their home as a base for drug trafficking.
Mr Marsh’s claims come as police have asked for more information about the attack.
Surveillance camera video showed a man believed to be Mr Shadwick riding to an ATM with a woman in a long gray coat on the back of his scooter.
The man carefully got off the scooter before withdrawing money while the woman stood around impatiently. The two then got back on the scooter and drove away.
The victim was found less than a mile from the ATM on Sunday morning, while the scooter was found over a mile away by a member of the public on Bisley Old Road.
Police believe he was the subject of a robbery and have appealed for information to anyone who saw the mobility scooter being used in the Paganhill area between 2am and 4am on Sunday.
Officials have not yet officially identified the victim as Mr Shadwick.
The man believed to be Mr Shadwick is pictured at an ATM while the unnamed woman stands meters away, looking agitated
The woman approaches Mr. Shadwick as he backs away before they both get back on the scooter and leave
The woman in the gray coat climbed onto the back of the scooter and the man, believed to be Mr Shadwick, drove away
Officers later arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of robbery and murder. The judges yesterday gave Gloucestershire Police extra time to question them.
A spokesman for the force said: “Judges this morning issued another arrest warrant for a woman who had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“It means the 40-year-old woman can remain in police custody for an additional 36 hours following her arrest in connection with the death of a man in Stroud over the weekend.
“Police were called just before 6am on Sunday with reports that a man in the car park of the Tesco supermarket on Stratford Road had been found unresponsive.
“The man, in his 60s, was found without his mobility scooter, which he uses for transportation.
“He was then taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics and died the same day. His next of kin have been informed.”
A spokesman added: “The Major Crime Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact police.
“Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact police online by filling out the form below and quoting Incident 78 of January 22nd. You can also call the police on 101.
“Information may be submitted anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.”
A Tesco spokesman said: “We are shocked and saddened by this terrible incident and our thoughts are with all those affected.
“We support the police in their investigations.”
A police vehicle is pictured outside a property in Paganhill, Stroud, where officers arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of murder and robbery
A mobility scooter believed to belong to the victim was found around 8am and abandoned almost two miles away on Bisley Old Road (pictured).
The victim, in his 60s, was found unresponsive and without his mobility scooter in the car park of a Tesco supermarket in Stroud
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