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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    UK - Tourette's passenger attacked with hammer after June bus ride in Sheffield

    Sheffield Tourette's bus passenger in hammer attack. (BBC News)
    A man with Tourette's syndrome was hit repeatedly around the head with a hammer in a "cowardly" attack police believe may be linked to his condition.

    Jonathan Mars, 27, suffered a fractured skull and nose and severe bruising after he was set upon as he got off a bus in Lowedges Road, Sheffield.

    South Yorkshire Police said it was investigating links between the assault and Mr Mars' Tourette's.

    Mr Mars said he was left feeling "terrified" after last month's attack.
    Supt Colin McFarlane said: "Jonathan is a vulnerable person. He has suffered a nasty attack and one of the things we are pursuing is that it was a result of his Tourette's.
    "I think they are a coward in what they have done and I'm determined that my officers will do all they can to ensure he gets arrested."
    more at the link, with a picture

  2. #2
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    Jun 2010
    From your link:

    Police said Mr Mars' assailant got out of a silver car behind the bus before the attack and left in same vehicle.

    Perhaps the woman he offended on the bus called for backup?

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