Man gets 6 years jail for saving woman who was attacked by a drug dealerBy Mason White 4:32 AM February 11, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after he punched a drug dealer who was attacking a woman, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Now, Carl Neale has received a six year jail sentence for the assault.
The case began when Neale saw a drug dealer assaulting a woman in the street.
Neale, 23, intervened when he saw the woman being beaten and pinned against a car hood.
Neale asked the dealer to leave the woman alone, and then punched him in the face.
The dealer was left fighting for his life, as doctors removed part of his skull to allow his brain to swell.
He was put in an induced coma while surgeons struggled to treat numerous strokes and multiple facial fractures.
Eventually, his condition improved and he has been discharged, but doctors warn that he will continue to suffer from fatigue, memory loss and anxiety attacks.
The drug dealer was not prosecuted for his violent attack on the woman.
“My client came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked by a drug dealer,” Neale’s defense attorney told the court.
Neale was sentence to a total of six years in prison for seven offenses.