Man wants criminal compensation after street attack
A man who was attacked on the street is to find out whether he is entitled to claim criminal compensation for his injuries.
Matthew Robinson was kicked and stamped on by Andrew Ferns; the jealous boyfriend of a girl that he was walking with near her home in Leek, Staffordshire.
The 21-year old joiner noticed Mr Ferns’ car swerve into the cul-de-sac, before getting out with two other men and kicking him to the ground.
Mr Robinson was left with bruising to his face and back, cuts to his head and sore ribs. He needed several days off work to recover from the incident, which had an affect on his income.
The group also caused damage to Mr Robinson’s car, to the cost of £400. It is for this reason that he is arguing that his claim for compensation should be granted.
He said: “I’d saved up money to buy my car and I had to fork out for the repairs. I deserved enough compensation to cover that cost.
“I am wary about going out now and never go out alone, even though my mates were with me when this attack happened.”
Mr Fern’s pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and robbery earlier this month, and is now serving nine months at a young offenders’ institution.
The CICA will now decide whether Mr Robinson’s injuries qualify for their minimum tariff of £1,000 in compensation.