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Last Updated: Friday, 11 May 2007, 10:27 GMT 11:27 UK
Compensation win over club injury
Kenny Davies
Kenny Davies relies on helpers to look after him
A Plymouth man left severely disabled after what he claims was an unprovoked assault in a Cornish nightclub will get compensation for his injuries.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority initially rejected Kenny Davies' claim and a subsequent appeal.

But a High Court judge ruled the appeal panel's decision was unfair and a new appeal this week concluded he does deserve compensation.

Mr Davies, 43, could be in line to receive a six-figure payout.

Memory problems

Father-of-three Mr Davies was left in a coma for six weeks and in hospital for 10 months after the attack six years ago.

It happened at the Waterfront club at Carlyon Bay near St Austell, part of the now demolished Coliseum complex.

Mr Davies believes the injuries he received as a result of a head butt by a stranger left him in a wheelchair.

He also suffers from speech and memory problems and relies on family and a care worker to help perform even the most mundane tasks.

No-one has been arrested over the attack.

Mr Davies said compensation would give him back some of the opportunities he has lost.

He said he wanted to provide for his family and have daily physiotherapy without being reliant on benefits.

A judge ruled Kenny Davies deserved compensation


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