Mother's horror over son's beating

WHEN Julie Hickey's son visited Ipswich for a night out she never thought she might lose him for good.

WHEN Julie Hickey's son visited Ipswich for a night out she never thought she might lose him for good.

But Mrs Hickey came very close to losing former Claydon High pupil Christopher after he was beaten so badly he sustained brain damage and had to undergo surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

For two weeks doctors said it was “touch and go” whether he would survive.

Now, two months after the savage attack in Tower Street, she has spoken out for the first time about the trauma haulage firm worker Christopher has been through and the battle he faces to overcome his injuries.

Mrs Hickey, of Hazel Rise, Claydon, said: “I can't believe that a human being can do something like this to another human being.

“My son goes for a night out as any normal 21-year-old does and this is what happens to him.

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“I thought I was going to lose him.”

For full story see today's Evening Star.

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