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A MAN was blinded in his right eye after he was struck with an iron bar whilst playing football.
The 35 year-old, from Basildon, was playing in a six-a-side football match at Basildon Sporting Village in Cranes Farm Road, on February 19.
He was assaulted by a group of spectators at about 9pm, who struck him in the face with an iron bar causing serious injuries to his right eye.
“This was a horrific attack and happened after a group of rival spectators attacked the player and manager of the six-a-side team.
A 16 year-old boy from Basildon and a 15-year-old boy from Billericay were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A ROYAL carried on his family’s tradition by opening a state-of-the-art sports complex at the park his father opened 50 years ago.
The Duke of Gloucester officially opened the £38million Sporting Village in Gloucester Park, Basildon as part of a tour of south Essex.
The Duke, who is the Queen’s cousin, said he was “delighted” to open the new facility and follow in his father Prince Henry’s footsteps who had opened the park 50 years previously.
Ms Palmer said: “It is wonderful to have him here and it is obvious that he was quite impressed by the facilities. To have any member of the Royal Family come to the area is great.”
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Basildon’s £38million sporting village has officially opened “on time and on budget.”
Thousands of people flocked to the brand new complex for the grand opening on Saturday attended by swimming legends Duncan Goodhew and Mark Foster and Paralympic athlete Danny Crates.
Stephen Horgan, Basildon councillor in charge of regeneration, said: “This is absolutely for the benefit of our community and will transform the sporting chances of so many people throughout the borough, whether they aspire to be an elite athlete or just want to exercise more.”
Basildon will welcome Japanese sports stars as the country’s swimming team splashes down in the town before next year’s Olympics.
The squad will use the £38million Sporting Village, in Gloucester Park, to prepare for the Games – while their gymnastics team could tumble into town, too!
The Japanese decided to pick Basildon after being impressed by the quality of the village’s international- sized pool when they visited. Talks are under way on the possibility of the gymnasts also training at the complex.
It will see Japanese swimmers using the 50m pool during periods between July 20 and 31.
RESIDENTS can watch how Basildon’s Sporting Village is springing up at just the click of a button.
A webcam has been put up at the site of the £35million complex in Gloucester Park, so people can chart its fast-moving progress. The latest images from the gadget – which gives an overhead view of the site – show a hole has been dug for the 50m swimming pool, the main metal infrastructure for the gymnastics centre and sports hall, as well as the new athletics stand.