North Yorkshire accountant seriously injured in New York brick attack (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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North Yorkshire accountant seriously injured in New York brick attack
3:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
AN accountant has sustained serious injuries after being attacked with a brick following a rock concert in New York.
Andrew Billington, who was born and brought up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, remained in an intensive care unit yesterday (Thursday, September 26), five days after being struck on his head and face in an apparent random mugging.
The Newcastle University law graduate had been returning through the city’s Upper West Side from a Stereophonics show late on Saturday with his girlfriend.
He was approached from behind by a man, who police think may be homeless, struck him on the back of the head.
The Wall Street Journal said when Mr Billington, who is believed to have moved to New York to work in 2009, fell to the ground, the suspect hit him in the face with the brick and rifled through his trouser pockets.
Mr Billington’s girlfriend’s screams alerted passers-by, one of whom chased the suspect for several blocks before losing him.
A doctor who was walking nearby gave the Mr Billington, who ran the London Marathon earlier this year, raising around £2,000 for a donkey sanctuary.
It is understood the 37-year-old, who attended Harrogate Grammar School and started a job finance solution expert for Thomson Reuters in January, has being showing signs of recovery.
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