Brother of war hero Jimmy Major beaten and left unconscious in Cleethorpes
THE brother of war hero Jimmy Major was left unconscious after being beaten up in a Cleethorpes street.
As reported, Guardsman Jimmy Major, 18, was one of five soldiers killed when a rogue Afghan policeman opened fire on the unarmed men at a checkpoint in November 2009.
He was murdered alongside fellow Guardsman Matthew Telford, 37, of Scartho, at Checkpoint Blue 25, Shin Kalay, in Helmand province.
And now his younger brother Daniel, 18, has been left with a broken jaw, following the unprovoked attack, which has left him struggling to eat, sleep or talk.
He has also been unable to ride his motorbike or meet up with his friends at Sidney Park, Cleethorpes, to play football.
Today, their father Adrian Major said those responsible should be sent out to Afghanistan to teach them a lesson.
Comforting his son at home in Saltfleet, near Louth, Adrian said: "Is this what my son went to Afghanistan to fight and die for? So scum like that can walk the streets beating people up? It is disgusting."
"Whenever they find these people, they should ship them out to Afghanistan rather than give them supervision.
"Then we would find out how hard they really are."
He told how his son can only consume soup through a straw because of the pain in his jaw.
The attack happened on Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, outside the pet show Fangs and Fin, near the junction with Poplar Road.
Daniel and two of his friends went to buy cigarettes at a garage around 11.30pm on Saturday, September 1.
As they walked back towards Cleethorpes, two men approached Daniel and demanded a cigarette but, after he handed one over to one of the men, he was punched in the face and fell to the floor.
The two men then walked towards Grimsby.
After spending the night at his friend's house in Cleethorpes, Daniel returned home to Saltfleet. His mum took him to Louth County Hospital that day and doctors told him his jaw was broken.
Speaking through the pain, Daniel said: "It is annoying. It is very painful. I have not been able to work or do anything."
He described the attacker as aged between 25 and 30, around 6ft tall and wearing a pale T-shirt.
A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: "The group of three friends were approached by two unknown men, who are alleged to have asked them for a cigarette, which the 18-year- old handed over.
"As the men walked away one of them is alleged to have turned back towards the 18-year-old and assaulted him."
Can you help?
The police spokesman appealed to anyone with information, to contact Humberside Police by calling101 and quoting crime reference 1928617.