Monday 15 October 2018

Thug escapes sanctions for violence

Victims of anti-social behaviour can be left with long-lasting physical and mental scars, writes Wayne O'Connor

TARGET: Wayne O’Connor says he can still remember the sound of blood splashing to the ground from his wound after he was attacked for no reason. Picture posed by models
TARGET: Wayne O’Connor says he can still remember the sound of blood splashing to the ground from his wound after he was attacked for no reason. Picture posed by models
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

A nose-breaking punch isn't as painful as it sounds but the inconvenience and stigma that come with being the victim of a violent assault are immeasurable.

My nose was shattered after I was set upon in my home town of Killarney, Co Kerry. My apparent crime was to sit and wait for a taxi with a friend after a night out.

I needed surgery, three trips to hospital and two weeks off work just to get myself back in the right place physically.

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