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Boys roll wheelchair in front of bus

posted 13 Aug 2010, 07:36 by David Rintoul   [ updated 13 Aug 2010, 07:48 ]

A disabled pensioner today spoke of the terrifying moment two young children switched off his electric wheelchair and tried to push him in front of a bus.

Andrew Harding, 72, was only saved when another passer-by grabbed the chair and pulled him to safety as the bus rushed past.

Now police are trying to find his rescuer in the hope that he might be able to help identify the boys, who are thought to only be around nine years old.

Mr Harding was outside the Fountain Park complex waiting to cross the busy Dundee Street when he felt the wheelchair roll over the kerb and get stuck as the raincover caught in the wheels.