Masked raiders beat brother of magistrate
Jul 23 2009 by Rob Pattinson, The Journal
POLICE were last night hunting for masked raiders who attacked the autistic brother of a magistrate in his home.
Officers were carrying out house to house inquiries in Westfield Grove, Gosforth, Newcastle, after Surendra Pabary was beaten to the ground and left with a broken skull.
The attack happened while his brother Shiv Pabary, owner of Shiv Pabary Associates dental practises, was out at work early on Tuesday afternoon.
As Surendra continued to recover from the injuries which had been just millimetres from killing him, the disabled victim reiterated his family’s determination the attackers should be caught. Speaking from his bed at Newcastle General Hospital, 53-year-old said: “I had just eaten when they bashed down the door. They just came in and hit me. They didn’t say anything. I couldn’t see them properly because they were wearing masks.
“All I could see was their eyes, just small eyes through their masks. It was a scary experience.
“After the attack I felt very bad, but now I am starting to feel better. I want to find out who it is and why they did it, so we can feel safer.”
Despite an extensive search of the quiet, up-market neighbourhood where the attack took place, police have confirmed the weapon – thought to be a wooden implement – had still not been found.
The offenders made off from the scene in a black Vauxhall Vectra, which had false number plates of PY57 BVL.
Detectives working on the seemingly motiveless case last night confirmed the registration was fake and the owner of the correct vehicle for the number plate had been traced and informed.
A fresh appeal has been made for anyone who might have seen the getaway vehicle to contact police as soon as possible. Detective Inspector Irwin Smart, of Newcastle CID, said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack and I’d like to reassure people we’re doing all we can to trace the offenders.
“Extensive inquiries will continue throughout today in a bid to piece together exactly what happened. The black Vauxhall Vectra the offenders made off in is still outstanding and I’m appealing for anyone who has seen this vehicle since the assault took place to contact us as soon as possible.