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Who was Alan Willson ?
Alan Willson had run from his home in Worthing, West Sussex, to nearby Longcroft Park when he heard a group throw his son to the ground on Easter Sunday this year, previous reports revealed.
But when he tried to intervene, he was knocked unconscious before his head was hit with an object as his horrified son watched.
The father suffered lung trauma, broken bones and spinal fractures, and had to undergo brain surgery at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he remained in a coma following the incident on the night of Sunday 4 April.
After months in hospital, he is now “continuing his rehabilitation in a specialized facility,” Sussex police say.
Three teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 17, have been charged in connection with the assault.
Police said in a statement: “Three young men, all men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested shortly after the assault and released on parole while the police conducted their investigations.
How old was Alan Willson ?
He was 46 year old.
The Crown Prosecution Service has now authorized the charges of intentionally inflicting serious bodily harm. The three boys, ages 14, 15 and 17, are due to appear in Worthing Juvenile Court on October 7.
Willson’s wife, Annie, 49, had described how her husband was “fighting for her life after brain surgery for multiple brain bleeds” after the incident.
In an online post, she said that he is the kindest and gentlest man in the world. ‘
Detective Inspector Simon Dunn, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to support our investigation thus far.
I would also like to thank the family of the victim and the community at large for their support, patience, and cooperation as we conduct thorough investigations in relation to this matter.
“We will continue to support the victim and her family as the case progresses.”
A statement issued by the victim’s wife reads: ‘I am very grateful to everyone for your good wishes and donations in the weeks and months following my husband’s assault. We are overwhelmed and touched by the kindness and generosity that people have gone out of their way to show me and my family.
“I would like to thank the medical staff who did such a wonderful job caring for my husband at the hospital and my children for providing so much support in what has been such a difficult time for all of us.
“ While the investigation is still ongoing, we will not comment or speak further and we continue to ask that our privacy be respected during this time so that we can focus on my husband’s recovery. ”
Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter, Worthing District Commander, said: ‘We understand the community’s concern after this assault, and this is something we take very seriously. We want people to be able to feel safe in the areas where they live, work and visit.
‘We have intensified our police activity in the area, including additional patrols, searches, dispersal orders and engagement with youth and other members of the public. This has been received positively so far and is something that we will continue in the future.
‘We also continue to work closely with partners to ensure a joint response to any issues that negatively impact our communities.
“Protecting people from harm is one of our top priorities and if members of the public have any concerns, I encourage them to contact us so that we can respond effectively.”
Alan Willson Quicks and Facts
- Alan Willson, 46, ran from his home in West Sussex to nearby Longcroft Park
- He heard a group were throwing his son to the floor on Easter Sunday this year
- He tried to step in and was knocked unconscious and hit over the head
- Three teenagers, aged 14, 15 and 17, have now been charged