Josie Gibson’s deaf brother attacked by thugs on a night out because he couldn’t give them directions
Sick thugs beat up the deaf brother of Big Brother winner Josie Gibson on a night out – because he wasn’t able to give them directions.
The reality star was out celebrating her 29th birthday with friends and family when two yobs asked her brother Harry for directions.
He started to reply in sign language but the vicious bullies apparently became angry and lashed out at him in a nightclub in Bristol.
Disgusted Josie tweeted a picture of her blood-splattered brother with the message: “I’m going to hunt the bullies who did this”.
Earlier on Saturday night Josie and her pals tweeted pictures of their night out in her native Bristol, while the reality star sent images of her birthday cards.
But the night appeared to turn sour when she left her little brother to visit the bathroom.
She tweeted: “Lost all faith in man kind tonight. I went to the toilet and my brother got beaten up for being deaf!!! What a disgusting world we live in!”
She later added: “I’m going to hunt the bullies who did this! The nicest guy ever was beaten up because they thought he was deaf & dumb.”
Harry became deaf as a result of suffering meningitis as a baby.
The trauma of seeing him on a life-support machine inspired Josie to organise a fundraiser for the charity Meningitis UK in 2012.
Speaking about the traumatic experience, she said: “We nearly lost Harry – it was touch and go.
“I know how lucky he was but there are many families who tragically lose loved ones or face life-altering after-effects due to this terrible disease.”
A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they were aware of the incident.