After being beaten in his home, a man was left with permanent memory impairment.
Alan Dyke, aged 69, sustained multiple facial fractures, and a bleed to the brain from an attack in his Hull home in May.
A 23-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were charged with grievous bodily harm and robbery after the pair allegedly stole the victim’s mobile phone and bank card.
Following the attack that left him barely conscious, the 69-year-old was forced to remain in the hospital for six additional weeks. He is now experiencing memory loss. “repeatedly asks his family what day it is”According to the Daily Mail.
Cameron, Cameron’s son, claimed that he only recognized his father because of the Breitling timepiece he was wearing in hospital.
He also added: “I wasn’t allowed to see him until the day after the attack. When I went to see him, as you can imagine from the photos it was heartbreaking to see my dad in such a state.
“I recognized him only from the Breitling watch that I bought him. He was wearing it in his hospital bed.
“Since the attack, his memory has been declining rapidly. He asks me the same repeated questions such as, what day is it?
“And then he can’t remember what he had for food. He remembers his life before the attack such as people, his working life, but nothing that’s happened recently.”
The engineer, who had worked in oil refineries around the globe, was still at work when the attack occurred.
But he’s now disabled and unable to work. He lives in support accommodation provided by a local charity.