Violent thug returned to jail after attacking man who took 17 years to die

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An attacker who left a man paralysed with a single punch has been sent back to jail, after he died 17 years later.
Mark Wilkie was left paralysed within the single-punch assault that was unprovoked (Picture: West Midlands Police)

A man has been returned to jail after his sufferer died 17 years after he attacked him outdoors a pub, leaving him paralysed.

Mark Wilkie was 27 when he was punched as soon as outdoors the Tyburn pub in Castle Vale, West Midlands on August 6, 2000.

He by no means absolutely recovered and wanted around the clock care till he died in October 2017.

His mom died simply two months later after the assault ripped Mark’s household to items.

The attacker Paul Proctor, now 39, was initially jailed for 18 months for wounding however following Mark’s dying from pneumonia, he was charged with manslaughter. Yesterday, he was given one other two years and 10 months behind bars.

Speaking earlier than the sentencing, Mark’s sister Claire Hazel stated: ‘It’s time we get the justice Mark deserves.’

She stated her household had struggled to come to phrases with the occasions of the final twenty years and that she would always remember the day he died.

Attacker jailed after death of man left disabled almost 20 years ago A one punch attacker who left a man paralysed and with serious brain injuries is back behind bars after West Midlands Police pursued a manslaughter case when the victim died 17 years later. The force?s homicide team were able to prove the assault by Paul Proctor in Erdington contributed to the death of Mark Wilkie in autumn 2017.
Mark, pictured earlier than the assault, was on the pub with mates when he was punched (Picture: West Midlands Police)
Attacker jailed after death of man left disabled almost 20 years ago A one punch attacker who left a man paralysed and with serious brain injuries is back behind bars after West Midlands Police pursued a manslaughter case when the victim died 17 years later. The force?s homicide team were able to prove the assault by Paul Proctor in Erdington contributed to the death of Mark Wilkie in autumn 2017.
He died after growing pneumonia linked to the accidents he suffered within the assault (Picture: West Midlands Police)

Mark had spent the afternoon with her household earlier than going off to meet his mates on the pub. The subsequent morning the police knocked on her door.

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She stated: ‘We put our lives on hold – the attack destroyed our family. My husband and I had only been with Mark a few hours before the attack. We’d had a stunning afternoon all collectively.

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‘I informed him to come house with us and watch a movie – we have been going to watch Romeo and Juliet as a result of Mark cherished that movie.

‘He determined to head out to the pub and the following factor I knew, the next morning, we had a knock on the door from cops who informed us Mark had been attacked.

‘I was sure they had got it wrong, I told them about Mark’s tattoo to see if it was undoubtedly him. They informed me they have been sure it was.

Attacker jailed after death of man left disabled almost 20 years ago A one punch attacker who left a man paralysed and with serious brain injuries is back behind bars after West Midlands Police pursued a manslaughter case when the victim died 17 years later. The force?s homicide team were able to prove the assault by Paul Proctor in Erdington contributed to the death of Mark Wilkie in autumn 2017.
The assault ripped Mark’s household to items and his mom died quickly after (Picture: West Midlands Police)

‘We were rushed to the QE – seeing him in that state was just horrific and we weren’t positive if it could pull by way of. Surgeons had to take away half his cranium to relieve the stress.

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‘I half expected him to go back to being the Mark we all knew and loved, but he never recovered and was left severely disabled and needing 24-hour care. He had no quality of life and to this day, we still can’t imagine it occurred.

‘It had a huge affect on our mum and the rest of the family. We would go to hospital every day and sit with him, I’d take my son who was just one on the time and I’d solely go away when it was time to fetch my daughter from college.

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‘I did it out of sisterly love – Mark was my solely brother and he was fantastic. He was form, caring, loving, considerate and an actual household man.

‘He loved sports, he played basketball and he was a big Manchester United fan. Our mum died on New Year’s Eve 2017, simply two months after Mark. She by no means recovered from what occurred.’

Attacker jailed after death of man left disabled almost 20 years ago A one punch attacker who left a man paralysed and with serious brain injuries is back behind bars after West Midlands Police pursued a manslaughter case when the victim died 17 years later. The force?s homicide team were able to prove the assault by Paul Proctor in Erdington contributed to the death of Mark Wilkie in autumn 2017.
Proctor beforehand served 18 months for the assault however has been given almost three extra years (Picture: West Midlands Police)

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