Stabbed Scottish man angry at Turkish judge
ISTANBULA Scottish man, who stabbed in Turkey’s holiday resort of Marmaris, has blasted judges who freed his attacker.
Callum Copson, 21, was left for dead by the teenager with his intestines hanging out of a huge gash in his side. Surgeons who cared for him told him he was lucky to be alive, according to Daily Record.
But Callum has now learned vicious attacker will not serve any prison time.
The attackers sentence was reduced from five years in prison to 25 months because he was under 16 at the time he stabbed Callum in Marmaris.
The judges then decided to suspend the jail term and put the suspect, now 16, on probation.
Callum is still suffering the long-term physical and mental effects of his injuries almost two years on from the horror attack in June 2014, the newspaper said.
“I just don’t understand how somebody could do something like this and just get away with it,” he said. “It sends out the message that if you’re under age in Turkey, you can go out with a knife and stab someone, almost kill them, and get away with it.”