Kent

Ashford dad Wayne Morton still in coma after road attack

Wayne and Kelly Morton's wedding picture
Image caption Wayne and Kelly Morton were married seven months ago and have two children together

The family of a father of seven have spoken of their heartbreak after he was left in a coma following a road attack in Kent.

Wayne Morton, 38, from Ashford remains in a critical condition in hospital in London two weeks after the attack in the town's Kingsnorth area.

Kent Police have so far been unable to interview him but say they are keen to hear from anyone with information.

"To us he is just a great father - very loving and fun," said his wife Kelly.

Mr Morton was driving his van home after visiting a friend in Greatstone in the early hours of 4 July when the attack happened in Violet Way, Ashford.

Police said he became involved in an argument with two other men on a roundabout shortly after 05:00 BST.

He was found with head injuries and taken to King's College Hospital.

A police spokesman said officers wanted to trace two men in a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

'Very hard'

Mr and Mrs Morton were married seven months ago and have two children together, two-year-old Leland and 11-month-old Declan.

"Declan doesn't understand but Leland does," said Mrs Morton.

"We just say that daddy is asleep but he says, 'Wake him up,' so that is very hard.

"To me he is just my teddy bear and I want him home."

Mrs Morton's mother Susan Goodwin said: "I just hope that someone out there has got a conscience about what they have done and will come forward and help."

Kent Police said officers did not have precise details about what happened but had spoken to a number of witnesses.

"The investigation is ongoing and officers have been updating the victim's family with the course of our investigation," said a spokesman.

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