Relatives are making bid for funding

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RELATIVES of a man left with a severe brain injury following a ‘wicked’ attack are applying for compensation to help fund his care.

Andrew Toseland, 51, will need lifelong round-the-clock care after suffering ‘grave injuries’ in the attack outside his mother’s Gosport home in Forton Road on August 25 last year.

His twin sister Michelle Yates and her husband Steve have revealed the family is making an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

The government organisation can make an award of up to £500,000 to blameless victims who are physically or mentally injured as a result of a violent crime.

Mr Toseland is currently being cared for at Peartree House Rehabilitation Centre in Bitterne, Hampshire.

His place is NHS-funded.

Mr Toseland also receives regular physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

But The News understands that NHS funding for those treatments is due to end tomorrow.

Relatives have been told Mr Toseland’s condition may not improve significantly.

It could mean family members may be left to foot the bill for those treatments if Mr Toseland receives them in the future.