Teen slams 'joke' sentence after Haymaker punch left dad unable to walk or talk
David Amos was forced to give up his career as a lorry driver after the attack at his friend's wake in Stoke-on-Trent a year ago. He suffered life-changing injuries
David Amos, 42, was brutally assaulted outside a pub in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, in August last year as he attended the wake of his best friend.He was left in hospital for 72 days and had to learn how to talk and walk again.Attacker Nathan Walley left him unconscious and unresponsive as he suffered life-changing injuries due to a devastating bleed on the brain.
He was forced to give up his career as a lorry driver after the argument outside The Noah's pub.Whalley was last week jailed for 16 months but the sentence left his victim's family furious. His devastated daughter Lucie fears he could be free in next to no time and claims police told them he is likely to be locked up for years.
Speaking after the case, the 18-year-old told StokeOnTrentLive : "I think it's disgusting, it's a joke. "The sentence is not anywhere near long enough. The police told me he would get about four years. If he has good behaviour he'll be out in eight months, but he is a danger to everybody. headtopics.com
"He was running around the pub with no top on, tensing his arms and being threatening."My dad's life will never be the same again, he's been given a life sentence." Lucie says her family have been living a "nightmare" since that day on August 28 last year.
"I was out with my friend in Nantwich when I got a phone call at 1am saying I needed to come to the hospital as my dad was in a life-threatening condition," she said."I rushed to the hospital and got there at 2am. My dad was covered in blood in intensive care and multiple people were working on him.
"I didn't think it was real, I was in so much shock. It felt like a nightmare. You never expect to see someone in your own family in that way, especially not your dad."He was put in an induced coma. Only one person was allowed to visit him and that was my nan. I couldn't see him for three months and my nan could only see him for 30 minutes a day.
"He didn't come out of hospital until November 9. He almost lost his life."Devastatingly, Lucie doesn't think her dad will ever be the same.She said: "His talking is still not exactly the same and his short time memory isn't good. headtopics.com
"We didn't know if he'd be able to walk again at first. He can walk now, but he used to love running and he still can't do that at the moment."He had to give up his job as a lorry driver. He's been doing a little part-time job recently, but when he was in hospital he only got a small amount of benefits and we were really struggling.Read more: Daily Mirror »
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