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Criminal Assault puts man in Hospital

Emergency services were called to an address after neighbours heard shouting and screaming at about 8.35am. Paramedics found a young man severely injured who appeared to have been assaulted by another man in the house.

A witness said he heard “screaming” coming from the house shortly before 8am.

He said: “The man was taken out of the house on a stretcher. Paramedics were massaging his heart as they were putting him in the ambulance.

“Another man was in a very agitated state outside and screaming down the phone at someone.”  

The victim, who was in his 20s, was taken to hospital where his condition was described as critical.  The assailant, a man in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to the Police station for questioning. The Police are launching a full investigation into the incident.

A Police spokesman said: “A 30-year-old man …….. has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been taken to a police station in for questioning.”

Violence should not be tolerated by anyone.  If you have been attacked and injured, or you know someone who has, then contact our Criminal Injury team today.  If you or a loved one incurred medical expenses or lost earnings as a result of hospitalisation/recuperation, then you could claim for compensation.  Often, victims of violence experience extreme pain and suffering and they deserve to be compensated for it. Criminal injuries are compensated for by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

Criminal injury and assault claims are different to most other personal injury claims.   There are 25 levels of compensation and the award is determined by the injuries suffered and the level of assault.  At Thorneycroft Solicitors our criminal injury team are specially trained and have a full understanding of the scheme and compensation rules in order to ensure a successful outcome for our clients.

We offer a No Win – No Fee criminal injury compensation service so call us now for free initial interview to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.