The victim of Sunday’s vicious attack at Fleming Park has vowed not to let the thugs win and stop him from leading a normal life.
Eastleigh News has also learnt that two arrests have been made and a 15 and a 16 year old have been bailed until May while Police continue with their inquires.
Daniel May, a 25 year-old single man, was knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the head early on Sunday morning and then robbed as he lay seriously injured. The Forklift driver was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries including a bleed on the brain and a fractured jaw.
Yesterday, shortly after being discharged from Hospital he spoke to Eastleigh News to say he enjoyed visiting Eastleigh and said:
“I’m not going to walk the streets in fear of being attacked”
adding that he had every intention of visiting the town again as soon as he had recovered.
Still sounding a little concussed after his experience Mr May said he had no recollection of the attack.
“ The first thing I knew was I woke up in a hospital bed and somebody told me what had happened”
Mr May doesn’t know when he will be able to safely return to work and said he is waiting to see a specialist.
He was also upset that his prized HTC mobile phone – worth £400 – had gone missing in the attack but was pleased to hear that police are making progress in their investigation
The arrests followed a statement from the police that youngsters in the area may have information that would assist them in their enquires.
Anyone with information should call Eastleigh CID on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.