Alan Willson is a care worker fighting for his life after trying to stop thugs aged 14 and 15 from bullying his 11-year-old son.
Willson had run from his house to a packed park nearby after hearing the yobs were throwing his son to the ground.
He is 46 years old.
Alan Willson Beaten By His Son
A care home worker was beaten to a pulp by a group of thugs after he stepped in to save his 11-year-old son from teenage bullies in the park.
Willson sprinted from his home in Worthing, West Sussex, to nearby Longcroft Park when he heard a group throw his son to the floor on Easter Sunday.
But when he tried to intervene, he was knocked unconscious – before his head was hit with an object as his horrified son watched.
Mr. Willson suffered lung trauma, broken bones, and fractures to his spine and had surgery on his brain in Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
He is now in a coma fighting for his life.
Alan was pounced upon at 7.30 pm on Easter Sunday at Longcroft Park in Worthing, West Sussex.
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He has had brain surgery at Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital and also suffered spinal fractures, lung trauma, and broken bones.
Willson’s Wife Statement
Sharing online a harrowing picture, too graphic for a family newspaper, devastated wife Annie, 49, wrote: “So this is what you have done to my husband — hitting him and keep hitting him until he was down and unconscious.
“He is fighting for his life after brain surgery for multiple bleeds on the brain.
“He is the kindest and gentleman in the world. My 11-year-old son, you have also given mental trauma.
“A father coming to rescue his son because you started physically hurting him and throwing him on the ground.”
Four youths were arrested later that evening on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent. A fifth boy was arrested on Monday, accused of the same offenses.
But locals told of their anger after all five were bailed despite “strict conditions”, including curfews and not meeting each other.