Father in coma after brick attack

Monday 05th January 2015 08:51 EST

The dad of four sons and one daughter was hit over the head with a brick in Stud Lane last month and was left unconscious in the street. He was placed in an induced coma by doctors while the extent of his head injury was assessed and is still fighting for his life in hospital three weeks later.
Hussein moved with his family from his War-torn country of Palestine, hoping for a more peaceful life in the UK.
Devastated wife Eman Tahaineh has been waiting despeartely by her husband's side at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital: “It’s very difficult”, she wept to 'The Birmingham Mail'. “I’m counting the hours and minutes until he wakes up.” Hussein, who holds a degree in mathematics, had taken a job at the Land Rover company to support his large family.
Though brother-in-law Nadel Arif says the dedicated dad had no personal enemies to speak of, police are still looking for a possible motive. Arif has also speculated that a group of men who regularly took drugs near the family man's home may have been behind the attack after Hussein launched a complaint about their illicit meetings.
DI Dale stated: “The level of violence shocked not only the family but officers dealing with it. We suspect that members of the community will know who committed this offence. If that’s the case then it’s likely people are keeping that information and keeping the individual away from police attention.”
Arif told the newspaper: “He (Hussein) spent most of his time teaching his children, teaching them mathematics, he’s got hundreds of notebooks (…) He told me his children are the most expensive thing he had and he was every day concerned about them (…) The children ask every day about him and we have said ‘he’s just a little bit sick.” A 24-year-old man is being questioned by police in connection with a vicious attack on a dad-of-five outside shops in Stechford. The suspect handed himself into police at Stechford.

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