A TAMWORTH woman whose defenceless, epileptic brother was bashed by a group of “scumbags” has tearfully pleaded for anyone who knows about the random attack to come forward with information.
Kevin “Scott” King, 49, was walking with his 17-year-old son about 10pm last Thursday (Oct 25) on Lambert St, Coledale, while smoking a cigarette when the group, believed to have been hiding around the corner, set upon him.
The Kings were only a few metres away from their home at the time.
Mr King’s sister, Narrelle, said neither brother nor his son saw any of the attackers’ faces, as it was dark and the lighting on the part of the street was poor. It is unknown how many assailants there were.
“Scott saw nothing. They got him from behind. They kicked him in the back; he’s got a sneaker-print, or a boot mark, imprinted on his back,” Ms King said.
“He went straight down. They got him down on the ground and then they just proceeded to kick him in the head.
“I don’t think these were children; I think they were (young adults), because of the size of the shoe (mark on Mr King’s back), and the force (of the attack).”
She said as soon as Mr King was set upon, he yelled to his son to run away - which he did.
“Why beat up a 50-year-old man? What are they going to do to you?” Ms King said.
“He kept saying to me, ‘It’s all right, sis, I’m still alive’, but they could’ve killed him. He could have broken ribs. I thought he’d have (broken bones) everywhere, but he hasn’t, thank goodness.”
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