I wanted to see son’s first birth­day

Ex­clu­sive Fa­ther still has no mem­ory of vi­cious at­tack

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Road Rage Victim Back With Family - By Suz Elvey

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

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3345164

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

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