Karl Minns on road to recovery

Norfolk comedian and writer Karl Minns is on the road to recovery following the attack which left him with a fractured skull and caused the cancellation of several of his shows.

Norfolk comedian and writer Karl Minns is on the road to recovery following the attack which left him with a fractured skull and caused the cancellation of several of his shows.

Mr Minns, right, of comedy duo The Nimmo Twins, said he feared losing his eyesight after suffering a fractured skull just millimetres from his right eye.

The 37-year-old was assaulted by two men and a woman as he walked home from a sell-out performance two weeks ago.

He was also left with a suspected fractured nose, broken arm, blood-filled sinus cavity and numerous cuts and grazes.


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Last week he returned to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for a brain scan, fearing he might need an operation on his eye socket to repair nerve damage. He has since been told he does not require surgery, unless it is for cosmetic reasons, and said he was thankful the injuries were not worse.

He said: "My eyesight isn't going to be affected. I was most worried about that and the concussion because broken bones can heal. But if you lose an eye, that's it."

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Mr Minns spent a quiet Christmas at a friend's house after the attack on December 14 which happened as he walked home from the Playhouse. The remaining Nimmo Twins shows were cancelled, but they hope to reschedule for January.

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