Attack by gang on Canvey leaves single dad in hospital

Echo: Attack by gang leaves single dad in hospital Attack by gang leaves single dad in hospital

A SINGLE father was hospitalised for two days following a brutal gang attack in broad daylight.

The 33-year-old Canvey man, who does not want to be named for fear of reprisals, was walking across a field from Church Parade to Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, when he was jumped on by three men in a vicious unprovoked attack.

The three attackers, all aged between 20 and 25 years old, punched and kicked the man, leaving him shaken and covered in blood, before making off in the direction of Central Avenue empty handed.

The victim was admitted to Broomfield Hospital with three cracked ribs and bruising.

He had to undergo surgery after part of his ear was cut open in the assault. His four-year-old daughter thought her father had his face painted when she saw the bruising and blood on his face.

He said: “I was just walking over to Waterside Farm to ask about a fair they were holding, when this group of lads just jumped on me and started punching me and kicking me in the head.

“The blood was pouring over me. I had to go to hospital because it was so bad and my head was swelling up.

“They cracked three of my ribs and I’m in absolute agony. It’s killing me and I’m struggling to even get out of bed. I just can’t believe people would do this. Canvey used to be a nice place to live, but I think I’m going to have to move because I don’t want my daughter growing up here.”

The attackers were white, with slim-to-medium builds. One of them was wearing a luminous yellow Tshirt and black tracksuit bottoms.

Another attacker was wearing a light grey tracksuit and had a shaven head.

Detectives from Essex Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the attack, which happened at around 3pm on Saturday, April 26.

Det Con Christian Forbes, who is investigating said: “This was a nasty assault which the victim was not able to report until he had been treated in hospital.

“If anyone has any knowledge, or saw anything, please contact me at Southend CID on 101, ext 470302.”

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5:19pm Mon 5 May 14

the25man says...

This has been reported before in the Echo
This has been reported before in the Echo the25man
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6:14pm Mon 5 May 14

LexyGirl says...

im so sad about this man being attacked and of course wish him well, but why does it state that he is SINGLE . it doesn't matter if hes married, divorced, or single,
I just think its odd to write that but I do hope he gets better and they catch whoever did this to him xox
im so sad about this man being attacked and of course wish him well, but why does it state that he is SINGLE . it doesn't matter if hes married, divorced, or single, I just think its odd to write that but I do hope he gets better and they catch whoever did this to him xox LexyGirl
  • Score: 14

8:11pm Mon 5 May 14

pendulum says...

"Single father" is relevant because he is presumably the only one able to look after his daughter full time, and now that he's bed ridden he will struggle. I hope it makes these morons think about what they've done.
"Single father" is relevant because he is presumably the only one able to look after his daughter full time, and now that he's bed ridden he will struggle. I hope it makes these morons think about what they've done. pendulum
  • Score: 8

7:50am Tue 6 May 14

Steve H says...

Single father COULD be relevant as his attackers MAY have been put up to it by an angry ex girlfriend?
Single father COULD be relevant as his attackers MAY have been put up to it by an angry ex girlfriend? Steve H
  • Score: 3

10:41am Tue 6 May 14

pembury53 says...

pendulum wrote:
"Single father" is relevant because he is presumably the only one able to look after his daughter full time, and now that he's bed ridden he will struggle. I hope it makes these morons think about what they've done.
wishful thinking, but not a chance..... a few years hard labour might galvanise their thoughts though, collecting rubbish off the beach for example, would be a fitting punishment (see recent article)
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: "Single father" is relevant because he is presumably the only one able to look after his daughter full time, and now that he's bed ridden he will struggle. I hope it makes these morons think about what they've done.[/p][/quote]wishful thinking, but not a chance..... a few years hard labour might galvanise their thoughts though, collecting rubbish off the beach for example, would be a fitting punishment (see recent article) pembury53
  • Score: 2

12:00am Wed 7 May 14

Seasider90 says...

What is it with all the brave lads that it takes a few of them to attack someone. I mean they're hardly likely to be earning a place in the gene pool of intelligence are they and thats without the fact that they're a bunch of cowards. One on one never happens - these "gangs" are just cowardly little boys - no guts in them. Just chavvy low intelligence human beings with a cowardly streak running right through them.
What is it with all the brave lads that it takes a few of them to attack someone. I mean they're hardly likely to be earning a place in the gene pool of intelligence are they and thats without the fact that they're a bunch of cowards. One on one never happens - these "gangs" are just cowardly little boys - no guts in them. Just chavvy low intelligence human beings with a cowardly streak running right through them. Seasider90
  • Score: 13

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