Good Samaritan was attacked

PUBLISHED: 14:41 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:44 20 April 2010

Through your paper, we would like to give our sincere thanks to the man who tried to intervene whilst our brother, a 45-year-old married dad of three, was viciously attacked after leaving a darts match in a local pub on January 29. Without regard for hi

Through your paper, we would like to give our sincere thanks to the man who tried to intervene whilst our brother, a 45-year-old married dad of three, was viciously attacked after leaving a darts match in a local pub on January 29. Without regard for his personal safety, the man tried to help, and for his troubles sustained serious facial and head injuries. Along with our brother, he was taken by ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment. Without his intervention, our brother's injuries would have been more serious than they already were. We cannot name him, as the perpetrators are, at present, still free to walk our streets. Honiton used to be a peaceful place to live - what has happened? This, sadly, is not an isolated incident; it's not the first and we fear will not be the last. The authorities should look hard at the people who are being moved into our area. Honiton must not be allowed to become a "dumping" ground for troublemakers from other areas. Finally, a BIG thank you for the very many offers of help, support and kindness given by so many people, even those who we do not know personally. There are clearly many good people in our town. JANINE AIRD, TINA BUTLER and ELAINE TRAVERS By email (Addresses withheld)

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