Dad Kicked in the Head 30 Times; Four in Court after Vicious Assault

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), August 17, 2007 | Go to article overview

Dad Kicked in the Head 30 Times; Four in Court after Vicious Assault


Byline: By ROB KENNEDY

A PACK of vicious thugs stamped on a dad's head after he told them off for throwing a brick through his window.

Yobs threw the brick through Lee Harris's window after a friend of his refused to buy them alcohol.

Glass showered his baby and other members of his family and Mr Harris went outside to remonstrate with those responsible.

But he was beaten up so badly he ended up fighting for his life in a coma.

Three of the teen thugs responsible for the vicious assault have now admitted their role.

Mr Harris, 29, was beaten so badly an 8cm piece of skin on his forehead became detached and was hanging in a flap, there was a footmark on his head, he suffered a swollen lip and his right eye was closed.

Witnesses told Newcastle Crown Court of the horrific moment the thugs set upon Mr Harris. Hayley Hickson said: "One boy punched him and I saw the man wobble and fall to the ground.

"The rest of the group started to kick him and stamp on his head. …

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