I went out to buy a packet of cigarettes from my nearest off-license, as it was the only shop open at that time (around 10pm).
On the way to the shop I saw a group of youths, about 3 or 4 of them outside the shop. I didn’t think much of it as I had shopped there before.
The youths taunted me as I was about to enter the shop and a big lad fell back onto me exiting the premises. He said I should watch out. I didn’t want to argue with him and continued into the shop. I purchased my cigarettes and made my way out.
As soon as I got out one of the youths pushed me violently. I can’t remember which one. I was told they would “fix” my teeth which I assumed meant they would be broken. He also said my little body would be broken.
I walked away from the group and as I turned into my street I decided to look over my shoulder as I had a feeling I was being followed. I was being followed and one of the youths with a bandana covering his face gave chase.
I ran as fast as I could but tripped over. The attacker kicked me repeatedly in the face. I saw my teeth flying out of my mouth. He continued kicking me all over. I felt blows to my ribs, how many I can’t remember. The attacker then stopped and I got up and stumbled home.
We were able to make a successful claim for our client.
Injuries: Four front teeth knocked out and loose teeth
Compensation awarded: £6,100
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