Fleming Park assault victim speaks out

Danny May

Danny May: "I'm not going to walk the streets in fear"

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.

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  2 comments for “Fleming Park assault victim speaks out

  1. Peter Stewart
    April 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I trust that if the culprits are ever apprehended, the charge will be just and fitting, namely ATTEMPTED MURDER and not merely grievous bodily harm (although I expect this will be the charge in view of the softness of our Courts in these thuggish times)!

    To kick an innocent man REPEATEDLY in the head is CLEARLY an act of inhuman, MURDEROUS, reckless savagery and the outcome is so often death.

    Instinctively you ALL know I am right. You all know that someone carrying out such an act of cold blooded thuggery feels no pangs of conscience, only a blind, murderous rage: THE LUST TO KILL!

    The facts speak for themselves. The victim here is lucky to be alive. Had he died, would the charge have been GBH? It would probably have been one of murder but reduced to manslaughter as happens so often these days.

    Since the abolition of the DEATH PENALTY, the cold blooded murder rate has soared. In the first year alone AFTER the abolition of the death penalty for capital murder, capital murder increased by around 30%.

    There is only one thing which will deter this sort of thug: The death penalty. And before that, we should also reintroduce the birch.

    An old timer told me once about a cockney hard nut he had known in the Army during the War. Apparently the cockney chap had had the birch once when he was younger. He said he would never again commit the offence which had led to the birching. Birching works! Hanging works! Let’s bring both these punishments back for the sort of inhuman humans who committed this quasi-murderous robbery.

  2. April 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Whilst I do not share Pete’s views with regard to hanging, I do accept that the punisment MUST fit the crime. Someone knows who did this and they MUST speak out.

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