Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man Took His Own Life after Brutal Attack in His Garden

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man Took His Own Life after Brutal Attack in His Garden

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A THUG who left a man with a brain injury so bad he couldn't work again after a 'senseless' attack, has been jailed.

Victim Eugene Byrne needed hospital care for two months and round-the-clock care after the unprovoked beating by David Jones in his garden.

The 59-year-old later took his own life.

He had been out socialising with his family in Newton Heath in July last year, when he heard shouting and stones thrown at the back of the house at around 2am, and found a group of men in the garden. When Eugene confronted them, Jones punched him in the side of his head, causing him to fall into a fence unconscious.

Jones, 40, of Halliford Road, Newton Heath, showed no mercy and continued to kick him repeatedly. Eugene was left with bleeding on the brain following the assault, and when he returned home in September he was unable to work, and needed help with everyday tasks. …

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