I wanted to see son’s first birthday
Exclusive Father still has no memory of vicious attack
More than a month after a mysterious road rage attack left him fighting for his life, Wayne Morton is back home with his family.
But the father of seven is still no closer to finding out what happened the night he almost died as he has no memory of being set upon.
Speaking from his home in Clover Court, South Willesborough, on Monday, surrounded by his wife, children, in-laws and other family members, Mr Morton described how he had been determined to get well for a double family celebration this week.
He said: “When I first came round I said I wanted to be home for this Friday (tomorrow) because it will be Declan’s first birthday and my 39th.
“I already missed Declan’s first steps when I was in a coma and I didn’t want to miss his birthday too. We’ll probably go for a meal with all the family.
“On the night I was attacked I remember leaving my friend’s house. I remember going past a petrol station and round a roundabout and then that’s it.
“I don’t know anything else. It’s really frustrating, I just want to find out who it was.”
Mr Morton is having physiotherapy as he can only walk short distances – he has been given a wheelchair – and he has temporary deafness in one ear from where he hit his head when he fell.
Due to the head injuries, the car enthusiast cannot drive again until he has passed a DVLA medical test, which might not be until January.
He will soon undergo tests to see whether he has suffered any permanent injuries.
He continued: “It was a struggle to get up and walk but I didn’t want to be in the hospital any more. If we go to Tesco I can do about two aisles then my legs start to give me grief and my back hurts.
“I’m really pleased to be home. I feel ok. I don’t feel myself still but the doctors said it will take a while to get some normality back.”
Kelly Morton, 36, the mother of Declan, two-year-old Leland and Mr Morton’s three step-children, is delighted to have her husband home.
She said: “I was happy when
Attack victim Wayne Morton back at home with his family. Also pictured with him and Kelly are kids, left to right, Leland, Declan, Bradley (nephew), Jack, Shannon (niece) and Megan
How we reported the attack and the family’s anxious wait for Wayne to respond to treatment