Boxer Gwyn home after knife attack

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A SOUTH Yorkshire boxer stabbed on his street in a violent attack has been discharged from hospital following treatment - and is now recovering from his ordeal at home.

Gwyn Wale, aged 27, was building a wall for a neighbour on Becknoll Road, Brampton Brierlow, Rotherham, when he was set upon.

The well-known boxer, who made his debut as a professional in 2002 and made a come-back in February after a five-year absence from the ring, was rushed to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where he underwent surgery and was treated in intensive care.

After almost two weeks in hospital, medics have now allowed him home to recuperate.

His father Mick Wale, 49, who gave him first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene after the attack, said the stabbing had been “every parent’s worst nightmare”.

Gwyn, a father-of-one, managed to call his father to tell him about the stabbing as he lay bleeding - and when boxing coach Mick turned up he found his son covered in blood.

“I was able to give him first aid as I’m a professional boxing trainer so I need to know all about that for my work,” said Mick.

“I’ve seen bloody noses before in the gym but nothing like this.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to see your child like that, fighting for his life.”

Mick said Gwyn is now improving “slowly but surely” but said the “whole family is struggling” to come to terms with the attack.

William Edward Lowe, 44, of Edward Street, Great Houghton, Rotherham, has been charged with wounding with intent.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court today.

Anyone with information about the stabbing, on Thursday August 25, should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote reference 680 of August 25, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.