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Kiwi Assaulted And Left For Dead in London

Kiwi Assaulted And Left For Dead in London

On Friday 9 June, 26 year old Joel Perry from Palmerston North was assaulted and robbed at an overbridge in London.

Joel was left for dead after being violently pushed down an overbridge staircase and left with a dislocated hip, fractured pelvis, broken knee, fractured heel and fractured ankle.

His assailant(s) have not been identified and police are still investigating.

Joel is currently in King's College Hospital in London and has undergone three intensive surgeries, the last of which was nine hours long.

Doctors have indicated that he will be able to travel back to NZ in six weeks’ time, with a 6 to 12-month recovery time.

As Joel is not covered by ACC in NZ or UK Social Services, the cost of his travel back to NZ and all rehabilitation will have to be personally funded.

Joel’s family and friends are on a desperate plight to raise funds to help pay for Joel's flights back to NZ and the ongoing treatment he will require for the next 6 to 12 months.

Background:

Born in Dannevirke, Joel moved to Palmerston North to study a Bachelor of Earth Science with Honours at Massey University.
He is hugely passionate about protecting and preserving water catchment areas from erosion using non-invasive methods such as planting trees.
Joel followed his passion in earth science and worked as a Land Management Officer (erosion management and land use) in Palmerston North, before trying his hand abroad and following the expatriate dream in London.

Kind, charismatic and witty, Joel is the type of person who can make light of any situation and bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
He’d give the shirt off his back to help others and is one of those people that you can always rely on.

His family have set up a Givealittle page in efforts to get Joel home and cover his medical bills.

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/getjoelbackonhisfeet

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