A thug was caught on hospital CCTV "abducting" a double amputee in a wheelchair – before robbing him and shoving him into a brick wall.

In a sickening clip of the shameless crime, Liam Dallimore, 29, is loitering around Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital searching for a vulnerable patient.

He then spots a double amputee recovering from serious surgery and buying a drink from a hospital shop at around 1.30 pm on July 14, Manchester Evening News reports.

Dallimore starts chatting to the 67-year-old victim and manages to spot his debit card pin as he bought the drink.

The heartless thug then takes control of the victim's wheelchair – as seen in the footage – and takes him to a secluded spot on the hospital grounds.

A judge told Manchester Crown Court Dallimore had "effectively abducted" the victim who was in no fit state to defend himself.

He had treated the man with "utter contempt", by "casting him aside as though he was a piece of rubbish", the judge Recorder Michael Maher said.

Dallimore rammed the wheelchair into a brick wall, causing one of the victim's amputation wounds to open.

He then robbed the victim of his phone and bank card, which he then used along Oxford Road, Manchester after fleeing from the scene.

Hospital staff witnessed the robbery and were able to come to the assistance of the victim.

In a statement, the victim said: "This person must not have a heart to do such a diabolical thing."

Detective Constable Anthony Calvert of GMP's Operation Valiant team, said:

"This was a horrific assault on a particularly vulnerable victim who had just undergone major and life-changing surgery.

"This was clearly a premeditated assault and Dallimore was on the prowl for a victim he knew would be unable to defend themselves, clearly demonstrating how much of a coward he is."

On Friday (October 1) Dallimore was jailed for three years and nine months.

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