JNC CAMPAIGNER STABBED IN THROAT
At 9.30pm on Friday JUSTICE NOT CRISIS campaigner Lee Moore was stabbed in the throat and had to be rushed to hospital.
On Friday a gang of around 15 youths who have been plaguing the Benmore estate for several months turned their attention to the former Firebird pub which JNC is squatting. The gang started to bang on doors and generally annoy and intimidate the people inside. Mr Moore went outside to talk to the youths when he felt a blow to his chin. At first he thought that it was a punch but in fact he had been stabbed.
Having been rushed to City Hospital, Dudley Road he was then transferred to Selly Oak hospital where a specialist gave him 18 stitches in a gaping wound which went from his throat up and over his chin. The cut was so deep it went right through into his mouth.. Mr Moore has also had several teeth loosened in the attack, some of which he may loose when he visits the dentist on Monday.
He was release from Selly Oak hospital at 3.30am this morning (Saturday) and has spent the day recovering.
Mr Moore, a father of 7 children (the youngest just 4 weeks old), is very lucky. Had the cut been just a couple of inches away he could easily have died.
Mr Moore said “It’s these kids we are trying to help and make sure they have homes when they need them yet they do something like this”
Despite the attack JUSTICE NOT CRISIS will continue the campaign.