Disabled Sheffield man reveals horrific injuries after being stabbed in his own home
A disabled man who was attacked and ‘left for dead’ in his own home in Sheffield has thanked the neighbours he says saved his life.
Scott Sinclair was stabbed and beaten with bats by three men who smashed their way into his house on Valley Road, in Meersbrook, in the early hours of Thursday, September 17.
The 46-year-old remains in hospital with multiple injuries, including stab wounds to his neck, head and chest, fractures to his left shoulder, ribs and left arm, and a shattered shin.
He said his injuries are so severe he is in excruciating pain and will be in a wheelchair for at least the next 18 months.
"I just want to thank my neighbours who heard me shouting and ran to my aid,” he said.
"If they hadn’t responded to my calls, with the amount of pain I was in and the fact I absolutely couldn’t move, I was that broken, I don’t think I would be here today.
"I thought it was a nightmare until I felt the searing pain. They’d left me for dead.
"My shin’s broken in four pieces and is being held together by pins, and I’m still in terrible pain.
"But the thing I’m most gutted about is that I won’t be able to return to my home and the most incredible community in Meersbrook, where I’ve enjoyed living so much for the last 11 years.”
Mr Sinclair said that even if he felt safe returning to his house he wouldn’t be able to return because his injuries are so bad the terraced property would no longer be suitable.
The former welder already had a number of disabilities, including fibromyalgia, which causes pain and tiredness, spinal injuries from a crash 10 years ago, which left him unable to work, and a rare condition called hypopituitarism, which affects his body's ability to produce vital hormones.
He was first attacked at around 1am that before before the second more serious assault, involving three assailants, happened at around 4.30am.
No one has been arrested.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.