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Merseyside Derby day throat slash victim speaks of his terror
by Laura Jones, Liverpool Echo
Jan 18 2011
AN EVERTON fan glassed in the throat after the Merseyside derby today told of how he had escaped death by inches.
The 30-year-old had emergency surgery for his injuries after he and two relatives were attacked by a group of men outside the 12th Man pub – formerly the Salisbury Arms – on Walton Breck Road in Anfield.
The victim told the ECHO: “It was just to the left of my Adam’s apple and they said if it had been across my throat I wouldn’t be here today, I’d be dead.”
The attack happened just three hours after the match finished in a 2 – 2 draw just 100 yards down the road.
The Everton fan from Walton was in the pub when a group of trouble-makers turned up outside.
He went out on the street to bring his six-year-old nephew, who was waiting outside with his mum, back into safety. But when he went outside with the boy’s dad and another uncle, the three were subjected to a vicious attack as the boy cowered in a doorway.
He added: “I’ve got seven stitches in my neck and throat and three under my chin. I just wanted to get my nephew inside to where he’d be safe and that’s what I did when I got up.”
Frightened customers, along with the boy’s mum, waited in the pub as the boy was carried back inside by his blood spattered uncle who had been gashed in the throat.
The traumatised child had seen his 34-year-old dad beaten to the floor, was covered in his uncle’s blood and had watched his other 22-year-old uncle battered with a bottle and pool cue.