I can’t wait to meet thug who left my husband brain damagedhe WILL face me

A WOMAN whose husband was battered into a coma by three teenage thugs has vowed to be the first person they see when they’re released from prison.

Alan Willson sufferedlife-changing brain injuriesafter the brutal attack by brothers Archie and George Tilley, and pal Harry Furlong, in a park near his home on Easter Sunday last year.

Alan Willson, with wife Annie, suffered life-changing brain injuries after a brutal attack by three teens

Alan Willson, with wife Annie, suffered life-changing brain injuries after a brutal attack by three teensKrediet: Simon Jones
Attackers George and Archie Tilley both gave the finger as they entered court

Attackers George and Archie Tilley both gave the finger as they entered courtKrediet: eddie mitchell
Pal Harry Long landed a shorter sentence and could be free by the end of August

Pal Harry Long landed a shorter sentence and could be free by the end of AugustKrediet: SUSSEX NEWS AND PICTURES

The trio, bejaardes 16, 14 en 18 onderskeidelik, beat the 47-year-old with a 3ft wooden log as he came to the aid of an 11-year-old boy being bullied in Worthing, Wes-Sussex.

More than a year later and he still unable to walk or talk en het no mental capacity.

The Tilley siblings, who were said to beringleaders”, were sentenced to 12 years behind bars for GBH with intent.

But Furlong was found guilty of GBH without intent and got off with a 20-month term, of which he was due to serve half in custody.

It means the lad could be released as early as the end of the monthand Alan’s wife Annie wants to be the first face he sees when he’s freed.

The 51-year-old told Die spieël: “When he walks out that jail, I want to be the first thing he sees.

I need to face him for my own peace of mind. No judge, no jury, just me and him.

I need that closure and to get all the truth out of him, as I’m sure he held things back.

I can’t believe he could be getting out so soon. It’s sickening.

I want all of them to know no matter where they are, I will not be far behind.

Annie also paid tribute to her husband, whom she now cares for full time, describing him asthe nicest man ever”.

Sy het bygevoeg: “I worship the ground he walks on.

He was the nicest man ever. He still is.

I miss his stupid sense of humour, his high-pitched laugh, his constant ‘I-love-yous’.

The mum previously told how her family’s life had beenturned upside downfollowed the frenzied attack at Longcroft Park on April 4, 2021.

She said Alan is unable to play with his children, has hearing problems and cannot go to the toilet by himself.

The 47-year-old was left bruised with bleeding on the brain and fractures to his skull, eye sockets, jaw and ribs

The 47-year-old was left bruised with bleeding on the brain and fractures to his skull, eye sockets, jaw and ribsKrediet: Simon Jones
Annie and Alan before the attack on Easter Sunday last year

Annie and Alan before the attack on Easter Sunday last yearKrediet: "Hierdie video is nog nooit gepubliseer nie en is slegs deur die huidige eienaar gesien." – Verwys na bron

Lewes Crown Court last year heard how the dad was pushed over by one of the teensthen aged just 13, 14 en 17 – in a row over a frisbee.

He was then “whacked” with a 3ft log – veroorsaak 'n “loud crackas his ribs broke.

The trio were later caught on CCTV at a railway station re-enacting the evil battering less than an hour later while attempting to impress a group of girls.

A dog walker told police the attack firstsounded like someone getting beaten up or hurt” dan “like someone being murdered”.

Paramedics rushed to the scene following the 7.30pm horror but were unable to recognise Alan as being an adult.

He had been left with bruising and bleeding on the brain, and fractures to his skull, eye sockets, jaw and ribs.

His family were told not to expect that he would survive, but keen snowboarder Alan pushed through several days in a coma and three months in hospital.

The Tilleys smirked and flicked the finger as they entered court to be sentenced, and also smiled throughout their hearings.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said: “This was a horrific crime and our sympathies remain with Mr Willson and his family.

Sentencing is a matter for ­independent judges and no decision has been made about whether Harry Furlong will be released on home detention curfew.

Those who are released face strict ­conditions which, if broken, can mean they are recalled to prison.