Sunday, January 18, 2009

Amputee Badly Hurt in Savage Attack

Published Date: 17 January 2009
By Ross Robertson and Karon Kelly

A one-legged man was rugby tackled by a former soldier in a savage attack which left him wheelchair bound.
Derek Olds today spoke about the horrific assault, which means he will need the chair for "some very considerable time," has undergone surgery and may need a knee replacement.Newcastle Crown Court heard trouble flared on May 11, last year, when Mr Olds invited guests back to his home in Russell Street, Washington, after his brother's engagement party.Former Guardsman Colin Posthuma, of Kemble Square, Downhill, lashed out when Mr Olds asked him to leave for insulting another guest.During the attack Mr Olds, who had his lower leg amputated five years ago after a lump of concrete fell on him while he was pulling down an old coal house, twisted his knee awkwardly causing serious injury

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