Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has "spoken" for the time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad

Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has 'spoken' for the first time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 17 February 2013 A man left brain-damaged and paralysed after an attack 20 years ago has been able to 'talk' again for the first time with the help of an iPad.

Schoolboy, 14, suffers dented SKULL saving 13-year-old girl from thug who battered them with metal bar in unprovoked attack

Schoolboy, 14, suffers dented SKULL saving 13-year-old girl from thug who battered them with metal bar in unprovoked attackCallum Leonard helped Jessica Wilde as man attacked them near schoolHe suffered 5cm gash to front of his head and 4cm wound above his ear Jessica left with 7cm cut and grazes over her scalp as they fled onslaughtWere so frightened they ran for 15 minutes before stopping, says his motherWest Midlands Police appeal for information as they launch manhuntDetective: Psychological scars from 'brutal' attack will take some time to heal | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 11 December 2012 A hero schoolboy suffered a dented skull as he helped his female friend escape a thug who battered them with a metal bar in an unprovoked attack, it emerged today. Callum Leonard, 14, grabbed Jessica Wilde, 13, as she lay on the ground after they were set upon by a man in his 20s. They had been sat on a playing field near Wallbank Primary School in Tipton, Birmingham, texting friends when the man launched at them at 5.40pm on November 20