Man attacked in Spain is glad to be home

A BUSINESSMAN who was left virtually blind after he was attacked while trying to protect a woman in Spain today told of his relief at returning home.

A BUSINESSMAN who was left virtually blind after he was attacked while trying to protect a woman in Spain today told of his relief at returning home.

Ronald Buck was repeatedly kicked in the head and ended up in intensive care after coming to the aid of the female as she was being assaulted.

The 52-year-old has been told it is unlikely he will ever be able to see out of his left eye again following the attack in Marbella.

Mr Buck only has peripheral vision in his right eye after complications set in when he had measles as a child.


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The father-of-four said: “It's such a relief to be home.

“Life is so much easier because I know where everything is and I am not having to feel my around.”

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Mr Buck, of Martlesham Heath, also sustained a fractured jaw and bruising from his ankles to his head. He now faces the prospective of having steel plates inserted in his face to repair the damage.

The assault happened after he and his wife, Wendy, had returned to their holiday apartment after going out for a meal at the exclusive Puerto Banus marina.

Mr Buck, who runs Recruitment Development East Ltd in Little Bealings, visited an English-run bar beneath the apartment. Soon after a scuffle broke out and Mr Buck intervened to ask the men to calm down.

He said: “I don't remember anything of the attack. The doctors have said it may come back to me or it may not - it just depends whether my brain chooses to block it out.

“I am a lot better than I was. I have taken the view that I can go downhill and sit in a corner thinking about what I haven't got or I can take advantage of what I have got. I have to be positive.”

Spanish police have been in touch with Mr Buck and have vowed to do their utmost to bring the culprits - believed to be two known criminals from Liverpool - to justice.

Do you have a message of support for Ronald Buck? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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