Samir Hussain Car Accident, Death – Following a showing of Straight Outta Compton at a movie theater, a guy from Redhill was subjected to an acid assault and has since been sentenced. After the incident that took place outside Cineworld Crawley in August 2015, Samir Hussain, then 28 years old, suffered horrible burns that have left him with disabilities that will affect him for the rest of his life. Even now, 18 months after the incident, he is required to have the face mask on at all times.
One of the two males who were engaged in the attack showed up in court on Monday (the 6th of February), when he was sentenced. The other man was found not guilty. Michael McPherson, 27, who confessed at a prior hearing that he caused serious bodily damage to Mr. Hussain by throwing sulfuric acid in his face, will be punished at a later time.
Lee Bates, 26, of Halston Close, south west London, who was with McPherson at the time of the incident and punched Mr. Hussain, pleaded guilty to the offence of common assault and was sentenced today to a two-year conditional discharge for his crime.
Mr. Hussain described the “agony” he went through as the acid burnt into his body as well as the difficulty of having to cope with people continually asking him questions about how he became so damaged when he made his remarks in the month of July last year. He stated, “There comes a time when you have to disconnect from your emotions; otherwise, I think about it constantly.” Because of that, I’ve become someone I don’t want to be.”
After undergoing surgery at the specialized reconstructive surgery center at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, he was sidelined from his job for a period of three months before “forcing” himself to go back to work and continue on with his life. He explained, “I had to force myself to go back, because I didn’t want the attackers to win.” “I didn’t want the attackers to win,” he stated.
“I was forced to make my way back out there since I still had some expenses to pay. It forced me to interact with other people right away, which was probably for the best in the long run. However, this makes things more difficult in general, including having conversations with other people. As a result of the injuries I sustained to my face, people are unable to determine whether I am joking, smiling, or being sarcastic.