I felt the boot crunch into my hip as I lay on the beach surrounded by
four thugs. It was a blow which was going to change my life. It became
clear that they intended to leave me crippled.
A group of Karaka Bay neighbours had clubbed together to organize the thugs and one neighbour then had all the right connections within the Auckland City Council to put their plan into action.
The doctor who checked me out said that I should recover. For a period I was so crippled that I could not walk, but then it seemed that I was indeed recovering.