Liam is back home

A YOUNG man left fighting for his life after an alleged attack has said it is “good to be home” after returning from hospital.

Liam Rumsey was left with severe head injuries following an incident at Orwell Country Park in Nacton, near Ipswich, on May 3.

The 21-year-old underwent life-saving surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, to remove blood clots from his brain and part of his skull.

His family kept a bedside vigil throughout the ordeal, which his mum, Jo Wyatt, described as like “going to hell and back”.

The former Chantry High School pupil, of Atherton Road, Ipswich, is now back at home.


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Posting an update on social networking website Facebook he said: “Gobsmacked by all the support... every day I’m getting better... thanks a bunch.”

Meanwhile his sister Emily Wyatt said: “Love having you back home, bruv, and seeing you pretty much back to normal considering all what you’ve been through. Just shows nothing can destroy you! Much love.”

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Friends have also set up a Facebook group in Liam’s name – dedicated to supporting him throughout his stay in hospital and encouraging his continued recovery upon his return home.

Commenting on his homecoming Kaylz Mcdonald-Lawson said: “Good to hear you’re getting better, we’re all so pleased at how well you’re doing, keep it up!”

Kayleigh Fidgett posted: “Glad to hear you’re having a speedy recovery! You have so much support!”

Kristin Burns, 20, of Sinclair Drive, Ipswich, Lewis Dowe, 21, of Ramsey Close, Ipswich, David Cooper, 23, of Mildmay Road, Ipswich, Darren Gorham, 22, of Marigold Avenue, Ipswich, and Matthew Osborn, 21, of De Brink on the Green, Martlesham Heath, are all charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Liam Rumsey on May 3.

The case has been adjourned until July 23 for a plea and case management hearing.

craig.robinson@eadt.co.uk

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