Stabbed tourist is improving

A WELL-known Suffolk businessman who was brutally attacked while on holiday has been told he can return home for Christmas.Brian Le Grys was seriously injured in the frenzied attack in Tunisia over the weekend, which saw him stabbed several times and robbed.

A WELL-known Suffolk businessman who was brutally attacked while on holiday has been told he can return home for Christmas.

Brian Le Grys was seriously injured in the frenzied attack in Tunisia over the weekend, which saw him stabbed several times and robbed.

Mr Le Grys, a former owner of the Suffolk Wildlife and Country Park in Kessingland, was travelling alone in Sousse, a port and major resort in the North African country.

He was attacked halfway through his two-week trip, and stabbed several times in the chest, stomach and back.

His worried son Nick flew out to Tunisia on Wednesday night, where Mr Le Grys, who lives in Bealings Road, Martlesham, was in critical condition following corrective surgery.

Georgina Le Grys, Nick's wife, said she spoke to her husband very briefly yesterday and was delighted to hear that the pair will be returning home next week.

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"Brian has recovered well. Nick saw the doctor with him in the morning and they've got Brian out of bed and up and around," she added.

"The doctors have told him he is fine to travel and they will be back next week."

Mrs Le Grys said that her father-in-law is not on any medication other than painkillers following his treatment.

"He's got a lot of pain in his chest but he will do after what's happened to him," she added.

The circumstances surrounding the attack are not clear, but Mrs Le Grys told the EADT that the popular businessman had been robbed.

"He had his credit cards and traveller's cheques stolen so he has cancelled them," she said. "He has spoken to the police.

"Brian identified who attacked and robbed him when the police came to see him in hospital, but I don't know anything else.

"It's just been a complete nightmare for us. I'm glad that Nick went out there because I was starting to worry that we'd never get him back.

"I can't wait for them to get home now – it's going to be a great Christmas."

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