March 9 2014 Latest news:
Sam Blewett, Reporter
Friday, February 21, 2014
Balaclava-wearing prankster colleagues snuck up on Robin Clark, who was shot at Shenfield train station last month, while holding an imitation gun and shouted “bang” on his first day back at work.
The day after the cruel joke, which happened on Tuesday (February 18), Mr Clark, 44, ended up back in hospital.
The gag comes a month after he was shot in the leg at point-blank range by a balaclava-clad “hitman” with a sawn-off shotgun
The broker at firm RP Martin is said to have laughed it off.
A source speaking to a national newspaper said: “Everyone was really pleased to see him and they thought a joke might ease any tension.
“He was working hard when a group of people sat 40 yards away, pulled on balaclavas and crept up on him.
“Robin took the joke well. He knows it was just banter and later posed for pictures with the guys in their hoods.”
The next day Mr Clark needed hospital treatment after he re-opened his leg wound after tripping on a kerb.
According to a source speaking to a national newspaper, he lost a pint of blood but has recovered well. He is allegedly only back at work part-time as he is finding walking difficult as he lost three quadricep muscles in his thigh.
The source said: “It’s going to be another 18 months before he recovers properly and he’ll never be back to normal.
“But he’s determined to get on with his life.”
RP Martin has not yet responded to the Recorder’s request for comment.