Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Charlotte Barber, 18, dragged from home and beaten up leading to fears she could have brain damage - 1st Aug 2011

A teenage girl could have brain damage after a man attacked her while trying to force his way into her family's home.

PR worker Charlotte Barber, 18, was in her home when something was thrown through a downstairs window, waking her mother Claire, 48, who had been asleep upstairs.

When she went downstairs to see what had happened she saw her daughter pushing against the front door to stop a 21-year-man from getting into the house.

However, her daughter was dragged from the house and punched in the face before she fell down the side of a parked car and slumped onto the pavement, leaving her with horrific facial injuries and bruising to the brain.

She also broke her wrist and two cheek bones in the attack which happened on Sunday morning as she returned from a night out with friends in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Her mother took her to Wansbeck General Hospital where she was kept in to be treated for the brutal injuries that she had suffered and she is still being assessed to see if there will be any lasting physical damage. Read More