What started out as a family celebration of New Year's Eve in the Angel and Crown pub on Roman Road, Bethnal Green ended with four family members being attacked by a gang of muslim thugs. Two brothers, Thomas and David Barry, had their bodies pummelled and their faces smashed when they were set upon by a gang of up to 30 "youths" armed with hammers. The brothers had gone outside the pub to go to the aid of Thomas's son and his 16 yr. old girlfriend who the muslim gang had already attacked.
"Thomas's wife Bridget said: "They hit my husband in the head with a hammer four times. He went down on the fourth blow.
"I came out of the pub and saw him lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood. I thought he was dead."
Bridget, who lives in Grove Road, said her husband had suffered deep cuts and bruising to his head, a broken foot and had surgery to piece his eye socket back together on Monday.But she said her brother-in-law was in an even worse state and needed facial reconstructive surgery to repair his jaw, which had been broken in six places, and a broken palate.
Bridget's 18-year-old son escaped with minor injuries but his 16-year-old girlfriend needed eight stitches to her head and ear after she was hit in the side of the head with a vodka bottle. " SOURCE
David and Thomas Barry were left smashed, bloody and laying unconscious in the road.
The results of this latest Street Jihad attack - here is an image of David Barry's face/skull - post attack:
But for the miracle of breakthrough maxillofacial surgery, David and his brother Thomas would have been disfigured for life. As it is David has suffered permanent nerve damage with no feelings in the right side of his face as well as impaired hand/eye coordination which is likely to have a deleterious affect on his resuming his career as a communications engineer.
Channel 4 is currently preparing a documentary on the Barry brothers' surgery.
What do you think are the chances Channel 4 will highlight escalating muslim gang violence as being responsible for the Barry's horrific injuries?
Article in full:
BROTHERS who began 2010 in hospital after a horrific hammer attack have undergone radical facial reconstruction surgery to heal their horrendous injuries.
Anyone who did not know what happened to Thomas and David Barry on New Year's Eve would not believe the ordeal they have been through over the last few weeks.
Both brothers were hit with hammers by a gang of up to 30 youths during the attack near the Angel and Crown pub in Roman Road, Bethnal Green, knocking them both unconscious and leaving them needing expert surgery to rebuild their faces.
But less than three weeks after their surgery, the signs of both the attack and their operations have almost completely vanished thanks to the specialist maxillofacial surgical team at the Royal London Hospital.
The injuries of younger brother David, 41, were so severe that half of his face was caved in with a broken cheekbone, broken jaw in six places, broken palate and broken teeth.
Experts at the hospital in Whitechapel, led by consultant surgeon Simon Holmes, worked for four-and-a-half hours to rebuild the right side of his face, fixing titanium plates to his bone with 25 nuts and bolts.
David said: "The roof of my mouth was split in half so the right side of my face had dropped and my eyes weren't level. Half of my teeth were in the normal place and the other half were about an inch lower.
"They went in through the inside of my mouth and popped my eye out of its socket so they could fit the plates in my cheek; it's amazing what they can do.
"And I've been left with absolutely no scarring because it was all done from inside."
But David, a communications engineer who lives in Ilford, said the repercussions of the attack will stay with him for life and doctors do not yet know the extent of the permanent damage done.
"I've got no feeling in the right side of my face," he explained. "The nerves were so badly damaged that I'm never going to get it back and I'll have to live with it forever.
"My eyes are still slightly out of alignment and because of that my hand-eye coordination has gone out the window.
"I don't know how that'd going to affect my ability to do my job yet; I work with very fine wires so hand-eye coordination is very important."
Brother Thomas, 45, a French polisher who lives in Arbery Road, Bow with his wife Bridget and son Christopher, was hit once in the face and three times over the head with a hammer during the attack.
He also underwent surgery by Mr Holmes at the Royal London for a shattered eye socket.
He said: "They made an incision in my hairline and basically tyre levered my eye socket back out."
Both brothers are due to take part in a Channel 4 documentary about the work of the
Maxillofacial department at the Royal London Hospital.