Disability Hate Crime

http://faithfamilyandtechnology.com/faith/a-new-favorite-christmas-song/ Todays news included the following link

here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/8272794.stm

source link The legal side of disability is not my strong point so I do not want to comment so strongly in an area I have less knowledge on. Despite this it is too strong a story to ignore. Overall I invite comments to the simple question of whether this is a case of disability hate crime or a general failure of the police irrespective of disability?