A couple set to go on their first holiday together have had their plans scuppered after a horrific street attack left one with a bleed on the brain.
Tom Bocock had been due to fly to Lanzarote in the next fortnight with partner Louise, but is instead recovering in hospital from the serious assault which he has described as "the worst experience of my life".
The 24-year-old from Louth, in Lincolnshire, was attacked at around 3am on Sunday morning after a night out with Louise and four of their friends.
It has now been deemed unsafe for him to fly, reports Grimsby Live.
Louise has been visiting Tom in Hull Royal Infirmary and he says he wouldn't have been able to get through the ordeal if it wasn't for her support.
“My girlfriend has been my absolute rock,” he said.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her. We had our first holiday booked in two weeks to Lanzarote but obviously consultants have called that off as the flight pressure wouldn’t be safe.
“I’ll definitely be re-booking for us to get away when I’m fully recovered."
Tom is currently too weak to be operated on after being knocked unconscious and suffering a bleed on the brain, a blood clot and a fractured skull.
He was taken to hospital after the incident but his injuries are not said to be life threatening.
He says he is showing no real signs of recovery though, despite the attack happening over a week ago, but added the support he’s had from everyone has been heartwarming and is helping him to pull through.
“I’m feeling the worse I’ve felt so far,” he said.
“I have double vision, can’t walk, got no balance, the pressure pain in my head is utterly unbearable and I’m really struggling. I can’t stop throwing up.
"It’s the worse experience of my life. I hope justice comes to the sick individual.
“This experience has been horrific but the support I’ve had is overwhelming and I have a lot of love for everyone that’s been there for me.”
Louise added: "We have been looking forward to our first holiday together, which was supposed to be in two weeks' time.
"We’re having to cancel because of this unprovoked incident happening."
Tom recently raised over £350 by taking part in a boxing event in June for Cancer Research UK and friends and family have been showing their support while he awaits his operation.
Humberside Police is continuing to appeal for anyone who can help identify Tom's attacker.
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