Grandad left blind in one eye after random attacker hit him from behind


A GRANDAD-OF-SIX was left permanently blind in one eye after a savage and cowardly attack when taking his daughter for a haircut.

The horrific injuries were inflicted on Kenny Miller, 45, who was knocked unconscious after he was hit from behind and woke up in A&E 24 hours later.

He is due to undergo reconstructive surgery at Liverpool’s Fazakerley Hospital over the coming days to treat a broken eye socket and cheekbone.

Doctors have told him that he is now blind in his left eye due to the injuries sustained.

These harrowing pictures show the extent of the damage as police carry out a manhunt in connection with the “serious assault”.

Dad-of-seven Kenny was struck by an object while making his way home at around 7pm on Friday, July 27 after taking his daughter to Classy Cuts in St. Helens, Merseyside.

The former excavator driver recalls the attacker first squirted him in the face with a soft drink and walked away, only to return 10 minutes later and launch the brutal attack.

He said: “He first squirted a bottle of coke in my face. I walked off and 10 minutes later he reappeared by the taxi office as I was getting a taxi home.

“I think he was drunk and he just assaulted me. He was apparently stamping up and down on my head when I was knocked on the floor.

“I was not the only person he attacked that day, he had been on some sort of rampage.

“I don’t remember what happened and I woke up being sick and full of blood in A&E 24 hours later.”

He added: “Doctors could not save my left eye, it’s gone and there is nothing I can do about it.

“I’m trying to look forward, I have six grandchildren and I’m now taking every day as it comes.

“I now need to train my eye because when I go to grab hold of something it’s either too far or too close.

“When it’s dark at night I can’t really see anything. I cannot explain it, you feel like there is a dull overcast.”

The shocking attack happened five days after his daughter had given birth to his latest grandchild.

Police said the victim was struck by an unknown object.

A report made to police said a woman was also assaulted at the scene but it is believed that she was not as seriously hurt in the incident.

Officers investigating the attack have conducted CCTV enquiries.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “This is a serious assault and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed it or may have any dashcam footage taken at the time of the incident which can assist the investigation to come forward.”

“If anyone has any information contact Merseyside Police’s social media desk via Twitter via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

“People can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18200157126 or St Helens CID office on 0151 777 6885.”

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

SOURCE: Dailystar

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