Mail Opinion: There are still good Samaritans in the city
LATE-night drunken violence is sadly all too common outside Hull's pubs and clubs.
Today, we tell the story of Mark Windas, 35, who suffered a brutal, unprovoked attack after enjoying a night with friends.
Mr Windas was not looking for trouble. He did nothing wrong.
That made no difference to the thug who punched and kicked him to the ground, then left him for dead in the street.
CAR KEYS AND REMOTES "FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY" 01482 423414 ...View details
FOR ALL YOUR CAR KEY NEEDS CALL US NOW ON
SNAPPED KEYS, LOST KEYS, KEYS LOCKED IN VEHICLES,
WE ALSO REPAIR 90% OF ALL REMOTES AND KEYS, NO FIX NO CHARGE.
Terms: Terms: FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY ONE PER CUSTOMER
Contact: 01482 423414
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
It is now down to the police to catch the attacker and bring him to justice.
The repeated violence in our city is enough to worry anyone.
But Mr Windas's story shows there are still good Samaritans out there.
As he lay unconscious on the roadside, covered in blood, a passing couple came to his aid.
By putting him in the recovery position and calling for an ambulance, they may very well have saved his life.
Mr Windas does not know who his rescuers were. He may never get the chance to meet them.
Hopefully, one day he can thank them in person for what they did.
Before despairing completely at the violence in our society, we should remember there are still people out there willing to help a stranger in need.