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Bradwell mother’s anguish after her son is brutally attacked in Gorleston

PUBLISHED: 12:03 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:31 04 September 2017

Church Lane, Gorleston. Picture: Nick Butcher

Church Lane, Gorleston. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A teenager with learning difficulties suffered a brain injury after he was attacked in Gorleston.

The 16-year-old was assaulted in Church Lane and had to be monitored by a specialist doctor after he suffered a bleed to his brain.

His mother said witnesses had seen the attacker stamp on her son during the vicious assault.

As well as the bleed to his brain the victim suffered extensive cuts and bruising during the attack that happened on the afternoon of Friday, August 25.

The teenager, who lives in Bradwell, has been told to rest up at home while he recovers under the watchful eyes of his 32-year-old mother.

His mother, who did 
not wish to be identified, said: “I put him on this planet and I did not put him on this planet for something horrible to happen to him.

“Witnesses said he had been stamped on. He was covered with cuts and bruises.

“There were a lot of witnesses.

“I just pray that someone who was there comes forward to the police with information.

“We just want to find the horrible person that did this.”

The victim was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston and due to concerns over the bleed to his brain a doctor from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, which specialises in head injuries, monitored his condition.

He was allowed to return home the next evening.

His mother said he “has not been himself” since the attack.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault, which occurred in Gorleston

“The incident happened at approximately 5pm on Friday, August 25 on Church Lane when a 16-year-old boy was approached by another person.

“This person has then assaulted the victim leaving him with bruising, cuts and a bleed on the brain which required hospital treatment.

“The boy is now at home recovering from his injuries.

“Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the assault.”

Anyone with information on Friday, August 25’s assault should contact PC Daniel Potter from Gorleston Police Station 
on 101.

Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 
555 111.

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