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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Dad-of-one, 35, badly injured in Wibsey street attack now might not survive, court told

Dad-of-one, 35, badly injured in Wibsey street attack now might not survive, court told

Dad-of-one, 35, badly injured in Wibsey street attack now might not survive, court told

A FATHER-OF-ONE who suffered brain damage in an assault as he walked home after a game of snooker more than four months ago now might not survive his injuries.
The condition of 35-year-old Simon Hackett has worsened, Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday.
Prosecutor Dave MacKay told Judge David Hatton QC that Mr Hackett's deteriorating condition could have a profound effect on the charges brought.
Jordan Docherty, 20, pleaded guilty yesterday to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Hackett, the dad of an 11-year-old daughter, on September 20 last year.
But well built, clean shaven Docherty, of Worthing Head Road, Wyke, Bradford, denied a more serious charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Mr MacKay asked for yesterday's plea and trial preparation hearing to be adjourned for two weeks.
He told Judge Hatton: "You will be aware of the nature of the offence and the serious injuries that were occasioned.
"The Crown would ask for two weeks to consider the pleas and the medical condition of the victim, which I understand is worsening and he may not recover. That will have an impact on potential future charges."
Mr Hackett suffered serious head injuries and was left in a critical condition after hitting his head when he fell to the ground during the assault. He was detained in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary and had two operations to remove part of his skull to relieve pressure on his brain.

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