Man in Ipswich glassing attack
LESS than thirty minutes after reading a story in Saturday’s Advocate about certain pubs being required by law to remove glass from their premises, a Coffs Harbour woman received a call from her son to say he had been the victim of a glassing attack.
The man who was born and raised in Coffs Harbour had recently moved to Ipswich in Queensland where the attack took place.
“He rang me this morning… I knew straight away there was something wrong but not in my wildest dreams thought of anything like this happening,” said the young man’s mother who wrote an impassioned letter to The Advocate.
“I am helpless to know what or if there is anything we can do for him. He has over a dozen stitches on the left hand side of his face around his eye and to his chin.
“I know there is a lot of this glassing happening but until it happens to one of your own, you just don’t realise.”