Monday, November 30, 2009

David Law brutally attacked by 'scum
of the earth' in Aberdeen city centre

One of Scotland's most promising young golfers has been brutally attacked in Aberdeen city centre.
David Law, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, could not attend an award ceremony on Saturday night when he was due to be honoured for winning both the Scottish men's amateur championship and the Scottish boys' match-play championship as he was still nursing his injuries.
A city councillor labelled those responsible for the assault "the scum of the earth."
The 18-year-old was knocked unconscious when he was punched in Union Street early on Thursday. He was then kicked repeatedly as he lay on the ground.
Law was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and treated for cuts and bruises and received stitches on his face.
The attack happened near the junction with Bon Accord Street about 2.15am.
The golfer said: "I was knocked unconscious by the first punch and the next thing I can remember is being helped up off the ground by my friends.
"The side of my face and lip are swollen and scraped. I had to have two stitches above my lip and my left hand is also badly swollen. It could have been much worse."
He had returned the day before from Argentina where he had been competing in two international tournaments over two weeks.
Law, of Stanley Street, in the Queen's Cross area of Aberdeen, had been invited to accept a special award at its annual dinner at The Marcliffe Hotel on Saturday evening from the North-east District Association of the Scottish Golf Union to mark his double championship success.
He chose not to attend the event as his face is still badly bruised and swollen.
City centre councillor Bill Cormie called the attackers "the scum of the earth."
"Our reputation in Aberdeen city centre at night is really becoming very, very serious," he said. "These despicable beatings on fellow human beings cannot go on."
One of the attackers had ginger hair and wore a black top with blue jeans, while the other had brown hair and wore a white top with blue jeans. Both were described as in their mid-30s.

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