Skip to comments.Race thugs get 54 years: but John still haunted by night they tried to kill him
Posted on 01/18/2008 7:22:54 AM PST by forkinsocket
RACE-hate mob victim John Payne has spoken out for the first time this week after three of the 30 thugs who tried to beat John to death were jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 54 years last Friday (Jan-11).
John was attacked for what the court heard was "no other reason than he is white" when he ventured onto the mainly Asian Clichy housing estate in London's East End.
A friend desperately held his skull together as the baying mob reined blows down on him with a machete or axe and other weapons.
It was the miracle that kept him alive which helped surgeons at the Royal London Hospital save him.
John told the Advertiser how the attack on the estate in Stepney nearly two years ago has ruined his life.
"I won't be able to work in the near future," he said.
"I can't sleep and can't drive because of the epileptic seizures the attack has left me with.
"Nor can I just go to the pub with my friends or play football.
"I am frightened to pick up my baby daughter in case I have a seizure.
"They have ruined the rest of my life."
The 35-year-old now suffers regular seizures, walks on crutches because he can't move his right foot and is still having physiotherapy for his arms and legs.
But there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
John and his 29-year-old partner Corinne Smith, who have a one-year-old daughter Charlotte, are now expecting twins, a boy and a girl, in April.
"I'm happy about having twins," he says.
"But I'm also sad because I can't do the things I would want to with my children.
"I won't be able to play football with my son and won't be able to carry them to bed because I now struggle to get up and down the stairs."
John who worked as a site manager for Metronet in Canary Wharf, can't quite draw a line under what happened, even though three of his attackers, Sodrul Islam, 23, Mamoon Hussain, 20, and Delwar Hussain, 21, are each behind bars for the next 18 years.
The thought that the rest of the 30-strong mob of racist thugs could still be walking the streets still haunts him and left John too frightened to go out on his own.
"I think justice has been done," he adds. "But the attacker who hit me over the head is still out there somewhere."
He vows never to return to the Clichy estate, where he was walking with four friends after a night drinking at an East End pub that fateful night.
God bless this guy.
It is no consolation, but at least Sodrul Islam, Mamoon Hussain and Delwar Hussain (who may possibly be muslims, I’m not sure from the article) are in jail.
I am amazed at the language in this article. Calling the attackers racist thugs. Interesting.
That’s an average of about 1.75 years each, for nearly killing a guy. A bad joke.
muzzie yutes I presume.
Yes that WAS interesting. One thing Britain is doing right. But, saying that, it wasn't a racial attack. It was an attempt at kuffir-killing.
Are there such places in the US?
They got 18 years each. I think the other cases are pending.
But the advocates of THE religion of peace assure us that there are no such "no go" areas in England.
Try the public buses in Baltimore, where American inner city black youths claim for themselves. Several white commuters were beaten up on them while the bus driver did nothing. Black dominated city hall will do nothing about it. I wish conservatives had good innovative lawyers. Get a couple of camcorders and white volunteers, and start collecting stats. I think somewhere in the Civil Rights laws cover this type of violence.
Those darn “Asians” again.
I am also stunned that this was classified as a racially motivated incident..if it had happened in America, the white guy would have been damned in the press and public sentiment for just being white.
I have a better idea. Let white, armed, ccw carrying citizens aboard these buses and strike the fear of God into these little welfare punks...and maybe send some of them to their judgement day at the pearly gates...Can't imagine it would take too many of them shot to teach them a lesson...
OK, I’m going WAY out on a limb here. Of COURSE they are Muslims.
Yeah I know. Just making a point about the non-attribution in the article.
We are idiots in the West. First of all those animals shouldn’t even be allowed into England. Second, they should have been put to death (I know they don’t do that over there). It’s only a miracle that guy is still alive.
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