A YOUNG Briton who was left blinded in one eye following a savage attack in Puerto Banus, has finally made his first declaration in front of a Marbella magistrate a shocking NINE months after he was assaulted.
Recruitment consultant Clinton Fisher, 23, was assaulted by a young Moroccan on New Year’s Eve, in an attack which left him lying in a pool of blood on the pavement. Incredibly, police at the scene merely took an email address and phone number from one of the suspects, before releasing him.
After doctors at the Costa del Sol Hospital told Clinton that he would lose his left eye, he was flown back to the UK. London specialists described it as the ‘most severe eye injury’ they had ever seen.
A mix-up between Courts 2 and 3 in Marbella, with a change in the case number, meant that Clinton’s lawyer Juan Domingo was unable to find the correct paperwork and it took nine months before the case reappeared.
Domingo told the Olive Press “I am totally shocked at what has happened here. The authorities have bungled the case, paperwork has been send to the wrong court and it has taken nine months for us to get to this stage. It’s shocking.”
According to paperwork obtained by the Olive Press, Mohammed Yassine El Afif was summoned before the magistrates but failed to appear. Sources believe that he has returned to Morocco. Clinton and his family are waiting to hear what the authorities intend to do next.
“I can’t believe that it has taken so long before I have had to make my first declaration.” Clinton told the Olive Press. “It’s been a traumatic nine months for both me and my family.”