A MOTHER has told the Advertiser she feared her epileptic son was dying after he was viciously assaulted on his own doorstep.
Paul Valdez was sitting on his doorstep, having a drink, when his attacker set upon him.
The 30-year-old said: “Just out of the blue he said to me ‘are you looking at my girlfriend?’. I said why would I be looking at his girlfriend.
“He hit me three times in the face and after I went down he started kicking me in the arms and legs.”
When he fell, Paul had a minor epileptic fit and his attacker ran off.
Paul suffered a broken nose, black eye and cuts and bruises and was taken to Southport hospital after the incident at the junction of Beech House and Lancaster Crescent at about 4.30pm on Wednesday, September 28.
He was allowed home from hosptal later that night and went to Fazakerley hospital on Monday to have his nose reset.
Valerie said: “A neighbour rang and told me what had happened. When I got there Paul was in the road and I thought he was a goner.
“He has had bangs and grazes before through falling because of his epilepsy but I had never seen so much blood.
“Paul has been targeted by yobs before, with youths throwing stones at his house.
“He had fireworks put through the letterbox of his old house. We thought the problems had died down, but since this attack he has had kids banging on his windows.
“Paul is on a lot of medication because of his epilepsy and is about 80% disabled. People say he is weird but they need to understand he is ill. I would appeal to people to leave him alone.”
The offender is white, around 25-28 years old, approximately 6ft and slim with short, cropped, dark ginger hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and black suede shoes.
The woman he was with is described as aged about 23, around 5ft 8in, with brown/ blonde hair which was tied back. She was wearing a white top with black detail and black trousers.
Anybody with information is asked to call police on 01695 566159/566004 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.