Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Darren Hayman attacked in Nottingham

I suspect this might be a Tweet Darren Hayman wishes he'd never sent:

I'm in nottingham. Most violent city in uk im told. Come see me play!

A few hours later - on Saturday night - he and The Secondary Modern were attacked in the city. The Nottingham Evening Post reports:
Members of the band, Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, were driving along Curzon Street, St Ann's, in a Toyota Previa, at around 12.15am on Saturday when the suspects approached the car.

A white teenager then dragged the driver out of the vehicle and punched and kicked him as he lay on the floor.

A black teenager got into the driver's seat and tried to push the passenger out the car and start the vehicle.

When the passenger resisted both the offenders fled and were joined by two or three other black teenagers. During the attack the robbers stole a sum of cash.

Darren, who was driving, was seriously injured; he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull.

Best wishes to Darren for a quick recovery.