willows Posted October 28, 2007 Report Share Posted October 28, 2007 I'm sure by now you all know what sort of a family we are , Mark ,my disabled 'one handed ' husband who's just a crazy caring man does the photography for my charity , when his head, feet or neck isn't bringing him down with pain.Mike my 16 year old son , who as you may recall is now showing signs of POTS and has been unwell since he was 4 years old , also works for my charity , he's my Youth Event manager and has been working with me for 8 years. He has never had an enemy in his life , he's very much like me , laid back , always happy , always smiling 'what ever' and a good friend to all . We have never heard a bad word about him , in fact people come up to me and say how much they admire Mike and hope that there sons turn out to be like him , he is a credit to my family and I am so proud of him .I haven't been on lately as Corina knows , I've been very unwell and struggling , but still working from my bed on a sponsorship deal for my charity that will bring in ?120,000 the first year ?250,000 the second year and then .........the skies the limit , and yes, I have finished all the work on this and signed , sealed and GOT IT as well as this I've put together some small fundraising events to bring some publicity to my charity over the next two weeks or so .One such event is an abseil from a department store in Plymouth by 15 young people from my sons college , and it is three of these young men who have caused so much pain, angry and upset in our village over the past 24-48 hours that I am writing about , no names ..............but a story that will dismay you and make any mother reading this thank god that her lad is safe tonight.As a gesture to the group abseiling for me I asked half of them this weekend and half next weekend to come and spend the weekend with us at our home , we put up a huge 12 man tent on the back field for them to stay in , but all meals where here in the house with us , and boy , oh. boy had I cooked some meals for them in readiness; Lasagna , a HUGE 6 kilo boneless leg of pork for a roast Sunday dinner , turkey in peppercorn sauce, lemon meringue pies, apple sponge pudding ...........enough to feed an army let alone 8 teenage boys and girls.As well as this , having talked about it with Mark we got in a case of 24 lagers ( weakest ones we could find ) and a huge bottle of fizzy white wine the sort that girls like thats sweet and more like lemonade then alcohol , if there's more than 0.05% in it ! Mark was taking them all fishing on our river and doing some real survival techniques with them , thats what Marks trained in , all sorts of survival things like : animal tracking , shelter building , security around your camp ..........all the sorts of things lads and girls love at this age , and are doing at the college , but Marks training takes it a bit further.We had arranged for the three girls of the group to come this weekend and four of the boys , pick up time and gear sorted by me and all I had to do was collect all the fishing rods, sleeping bags and rucksacks from Plymouth in the car while the seven plus Mike came back home to ours on the bus .................seems fair ?They where to stay from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening ...........yep, thats today ...............no one here now. This is how Mike my son came to be kicked in the head and now has : a cracked nose , black & swollen eye , cuts to the face , forehead and neck and a huge raised area at the back of his right thigh. This is why he's shaken up so badly he's quiet , pale , withdrawn and tearful . He's been sitting in bed with me all wrapped up in a huge fluffy dressing gown watching TV and I've been just talking to him quietly trying to get his head straight over the matter .By Saturday Morning 'Sherlock ' as I'm now know to the police had picked the three lads brains who masterminded this awful event , found there homes ,discovered the 'false names '............yes, false names , they had given the police and pieces together what was truth and what was 100 outright lies . As well as this I found the names and addresses of the two ADULTS who had attacked Mike and who would , with an army of other village thugs have taken on Mark my one handed husband who came to Mikes rescue when he called home screaming down the phone he was being beaten and they where chasing him in a car...................you can imagine how my heart went into over drive and I started to vomit , go dizzy , sweat and panic , being left alone , Mark driving to rescue Mike from another beating and possible suffer himself and me wondering of anyone would come here in the meantime . SO HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AND WHY ?The weekend 8 turned out to be just the three who caused the mess Mikes in , they managed to stop the others coming .........they lied to them all .I picked up there stuff on Friday afternoon as prearranged and as there was only three lads collected them as well , I thought it strange that as they where going fishing they only had one rod. At home got all the sleeping stuff sorted and at abut 6 had dinner , all together as normal , yet one said he couldnt eat and was nervous you could see it in his face , but I put this down to them being here in our house .As I said I'd left a box of beers for the 8 ( now 4 ) to have a couple each evening with dinner , at Fridays dinner they each had two beers ( Mike only 1/2 can ) Mark and I got on with our evening things and the 4 lads ( thats including Mike all the time now ) watched a DVD . At 8 pm the tallest one said he wanted to go fishing ..... .....in the pitch black off a pontoon thats unstable and with fast waters around it , I dont think so , not only that BUT none of the three lads who came could tackle up a rod , which had bells going off in my head .So they went down to the village instead( 3 mins away ) and bought some biscuits and some gum, came home and watched some TV because at 5 am on Saturday morning they had arrange to all go fishing with Mark ................at this point Mark left them going into the tent behind us and Mark came to bed ......................Ah ................ There are three lads plus Mike . Mike is M. Tallest lad 1. middle lad 2. smallest lad 3.About 3/4 of an hour later as Mark was coming upstairs the phone went .............Mark answered it and it was at this point all h*** let loose . All I heard was mark shouting at me , he then got his jumper on and shoes grabbed his stick and rushed out of the house throwing the phone at me saying 'speak to him , tell him to get up the road , I'm coming' this is what happened to Mike .In the tent the 1 lad said he didn't want to sleep so lets go for a walk around the village as he hadn't seen it yet ( pitch black outside now ) M not wanting to be a wimp so said OK , when the 3 lads arrived they had said they didn't know our village , had never been here before and didn't know anyone who lived in or near the village , this was just complete lies .Instead of walking in our village , they walked across the river to the other village to us , walked into the village square and at this point 2 lad disappeared . Five minutes later as M was looking around for him 2 appeared running like mad shouting run .........and of course all 4 lads ran , they came to the slipway in front of the river and 2 girls came from the direction lad 2 had come from , these 2 girls M knows , so he started to talk to them, 4 other village lads arrived and then another 5 and another 4 surrounding all 4 from our house . Then lad 1 suddenly moved and knocked down /out three of the village lads behind him and ran like a coward . M didn't know what was going on as the other 2 lads ran off leaving M standing there ........one of our village lads took a swing at my son , he then turned to run .He said afterwards I just didn't know what was going on , what to do or what I'd supposed to have done as everyone as screaming at me and cars where starting up and I didn't know where to go ...............as he sat in the lounge telling me this covered in blood with the police watching he as shaking and crying and it was all I could do not to just grab him and rock him on my arms , he was in such a state of shock and I was helpless , but the police knew , they knew Mike had been stitched up , but not how or why .My son having run about 10 was tackled to the ground backwards over a low wall , as he fell he hit his leg and has damaged it , while on the ground and M shouting out ' what have I done , what have I done ..........and I dont understand why you are doing this time , you know me ' the two males attacked mike . I will not write here what they did because it is distressing , but I have forensic evidence to link them to my sons injuries. As these two cowards turned to call for reinforcements my son managed crawl away and hide in a garden of an elderly lady we know , he then got out of the back of her garden and started to jog/walk towards the road calling Dad on his phone ( my hubby ) for help , which is where I came on to the phone .The 2 men who attacked my son had by then got into a car with 3 others and where driving after hi, , Mark was driving from the other way and got to him first , shoved him in the car and then took him back to the village square where it all started .As this is so long I'll try now to give you a short version of events that followed:The 3 lads who came to stay DID know our village .T had had a fight with two of a family here and been injured because of the sister of this family , T had been in the wrong .So T arranged with the other two lads that they would make up my abseiling team and then worm there way into our house/village which is why they didn't want the girls or other lads to come this weekend .After I had called the police to come here NOW and explained that my son was hurt and my husband was in the middle of a group of 40 + village lads who had surrounded him all wanting my son from out of the car and his 3 mates to 'deal with' , so while I was waiting I went into the tent and found that all crate of beers had been drunk ( mike still only 1 can in total ) and a good couple of 2 x litre bottle of strong cider , which means in my books they where getting courage for something .Lad 2 had gone to the house of the family whose sons had attacked lad 1 , opened their front door gone in and grabbed /pushed a small child then run out again...........back to my son and the other 2 lads in the square. Basically he as calling them out . But what he didn't know as that our village has a huge network of people who if called for any reason be it things like this or a boat getting stuck , Cliff rescue , snow drifts ..........all come out to help .When the lads surrounded my son and these lads my son was taken as the ring leaded who brought them to the village , which he was not .So my son being who he is and knowing how to behave ,apologised to the mother of the family for unknowingly bring these lads to the village , Mark backed him up and they came back to me .The police , who know Mike from charity work we do with them where so worried about him and checked him over for me , they are going to arrest the two lads for attacking him when I call with anymore details I can .About an hour later the other 3 came back , they had run off leaving Mike to take the beating and hidden in the woods until all had gone quiet .They gave false names & addresses to the police ( which we didnt know at the time ) and came up with a story that was so much of a 'fairytale ' I felt quite sorry for............their parents.Mark wanted to throw them all out into the night , I didn't ..............OH, NO , I had Mike upstairs away from then , washed and dressed his cuts and sorted his bruises and wounds, then locked all three of them in the back room with sleeping stuff for the night . In the morning I just carried on as normal , not letting them speak to Mike or see him . I gave them all breakfast and then took them home . All the time I was doing the 'mummy talk' and the OH , dear how awful and letting them slowly but surely 'spill the beans' without knowing it , boys have to brag about things , they let things slip , repeated the story wrong , muddled things up .............and I logged it all , sorted and stored it and now I have the full story ............. lad 1 came here with his 2 mates to attack the two lads from the family that had done it to him months before .............dragging my son, my family and the village in as well.On Monday, now I know all the story I am going back to the police to give the real names and addresses of the lads who where here , tell them what really happened and give them the names and addresses of the people involved as well as the names of the two men who attacked my son . These two men have two options now because later today I am going to there homes to speak to them both , face to face , I'm not afraid of them at all , but when I've finished I think they will be of me . They can either come to the house and from the garden both apologise to my son in full, saying that they now know the real story and that Mike has done nothing wrong and that they are truly sorry for what happened and that they will make it known that Mike is innocent in all this within the village and beyond .ORAs Mike is a minor in law I will give their names and addresses plus the forensic evidence I have that links them to my son to the police , have them both arrested for actual bodily harm to a minor and then have my own solicitor in London start a private action against them both for ABH and sue them for compensation of ?50,00 each for the injuries, pain and shock that Mikes till going through .I am also seeing the principle of the college to ask that all three lads who came here are suspended following police investigations into this crime and that they should be permanently removed from the course and the college as. They are not going to work for my charity and as far as I'm concerned ever work for charity again. I feel grubby , dirty and abused by what these lads did , we took them in a friends of Mikes and they did this to us , they planned all this weeks ahead , planned the route to this other family's house and there story and left Mike to take the blame , the beating and anything else ........................I dont think so .This mum may be disabled , may be someone who appears to be crazy, fluffy , a easy touch and a push over .............dont you believe all you see , because this mum isn't the fluffy , warm cuddly type you think she is , EKKA trained to lever 1st dam , able to get anyone to talk about the things they dont want to talk about and able to remember things most people haven't seen in the first place .Worked for a private investigation company many years ago ( a mate who was in need of help ) and so still able to use techniques I was trained in .Mikes feeling better tonight , his eyes rather nasty but he's eating now , still tearful , hasn't been out of the house even into the garden and is now only allowed to with Mark or myself with him for a while .I'm devastated by this , angry , hurt , appalled and just cannot believe that lads from his won college , his won course would set up such a nice lad as my son . Mark is devastated by all this , he thinks Mike is the sun and moon in his world , and loves him to bits , he's never done anything wrong in 16 + years of his life , always been there for others , always helped with us both when we are unwell and he cannot understand why Mike .From Ami and Mark, parents of a great lad who isn't very well at this time . XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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