The family of a mourner ‘brutally attacked’ at his best mate’s wake are raising money to support him during his long recuperation.
Dad David Amos suffered a severe head injury after being assaulted following a brawl at The Noah’s, in Hartshill, on Friday.
He was discovered unconscious with potentially life-threatening injuries before being rushed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
After initially being placed in an induced coma, David – who is known as Mozza – has since come round and is starting his journey to recovery.
Now his loved-ones have launched a JustGiving page to support David with more than £6,000 pledged within just 24 hours.
The page – which has been set up by Shireen Darby – reads: “Dave was brutally attacked on the evening of Friday, August 28 a few hours after attending his good friend’s funeral.
“He was found in an unconscious state with life-threatening head injuries. He remains in intensive care while his family and friends are praying for recovery.
“We are hoping to raise funds to help with mortgage repayments and everyday bills during his recuperation. Any donations are extremely appreciated.”
It is then signed off by ‘The family of Dave Amos’.
Police are continuing to investigate the attack, which happened after a fight broke before spilling into Hartshill Road at around 11.15pm.
A cordon was put in place as a major investigation got underway.
A 30-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, has since been arrested in connection with the incident with patrols being stepped up in the area to reassure residents.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Thanks to information from the public, officers made an arrest in connection with the incident at Noah’s pub and outside on the evening of August 28.
“A man, aged 30, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and has since been released under investigation.”
To donate to the appeal, click here.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or report online, quoting incident number 731 of August 28. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.