Grangemouth’s pitch punch victim speaks out

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

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The victim of a horrific assault which took place on the pitch during an amateur football match hopes his attacker learns his lesson in court.

Gary Gray (29), of Grangemouth, told The Falkirk Herald this week he was divided over the fate of Thomas McCourt (25), who is awaiting sentence for the assault he committed on September 17, 2011 - a punch to the face which left Gary with permanent nerve damage.

He said: “Do I want him punished and put in prison? Yes and no. It was just one punch, but I have daughter and one punch could have killed me - you can kill someone with one punch.

 

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