Dad left on life support after being battered by thug gran ‘living in fear’

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A DAD who was left on life support after being savagely beaten up by a gran in a street attack says he has been forced to leave his home because he’s living in fear.

Charlie Rudkin, 27, was stamped on, kicked in the head and punched by Tammy Goodfellow, 41, after she downed 10 pints of beer and mistook him for somebody who had a bust-up with her teenage son.

A barefooted Goodfellow also dragged her husband Michael and son Joe George into the attack which left Mr Rudkin, who has special needs, unconscious. 

She was sentenced to 12 months in jail after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) while her husband and son walked free from court.

Mr Rudkin says he has been left deeply traumatised by the attack and says he is moving from his home in Hull because he is “fed up with what people are saying”.

Speaking to Hull Live , Mr Rudkin has blasted the family’s punishment. “It’s not long enough,” the father said today.

“Joe, the young lad, really didn’t have a lot to do with the assault if I’m honest with you, but I believe both her and her husband should have gone to jail – I don’t believe that just Tammy should have done.”

He added: “This assault has deeply affected me every day since it happened in every part of my life.

“I’m not the same person I once was, and can’t understand how or why this has happened. I would like to see the people responsible punished; not only for what they did, for how they have made me feel.

“I’ve moved off the estate to get away from them and now I’m moving out of the city because I don’t want to be in the city any more. I’m fed up of everything people are saying.”

Goodfellow’s son joined the attack until Mr Rudkin fell over and was knocked out by banging his head on a bollard, the court heard.

After trying to break the fight up, Goodfellow began strangling Mr Rudkin behind until he passes out, the court heard.

Goodfellow was given a suspended sentence for ABH.

Mr Rudkin blasted his sentence, saying: “To go behind somebody and choke somebody like that and keep hold of them while they’re unconscious, why have they been lenient with him? Because he’s got to look after two children?

“Well I’m sorry but I’ve got four children and four step-children and they could have been without me if it wasn’t for the paramedics and police.

“Why should they be so lenient on him when it could have been so drastic for my kids? My partner was sat at my bedside, three months pregnant, not knowing if I was going to live or not.

“I can feel at ease because I know something has been done about it now, but for the past year and a half I’ve walked my children to school and they’re stood there smiling at me as if they’ve done nothing wrong.”

Tammy Goodfellow had eight previous offences on her record, including two of ABH and a common assault. Her husband had one conviction for drink-driving.

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