A stabbing victim who almost died after being knifed on holiday in Ibiza is suffering terrifying flashbacks.
Traumatised Grant Somerville had his spleen removed in an eight-hour emergency operation after he was attacked by a taxi driver during a row over a fare.
Exactly a year on from the vicious attack, Grant has re-lived his ordeal, revealing he still bears the physical and mental scars of a brutal assault.
Club promoter Grant, 23, from Motherwell, Lanarkshire, said: “I thought I was going to die. I’ve had flashbacks about what happened. They’ve been brought on by simple things, like I was standing in my kitchen with my mum.
“She was making dinner and grabbed a knife and it all came back to me.”
Grant and two friends were travelling back from a night partying at the popular Playa d’en Bossa resort to their hotel in San Antonio.
He said the taxi driver pulled over near their hotel and took out a knife, demanding 50 euros, nearly £40. He took the money and locked the car doors. Panicking, they tried to smash the windows to get out.
Josh Kane, 21 and Ross Summers, 27, managed to flee but Grant returned to get their money back.
“As I walked past the taxi driver, he turned and swung the knife and stabbed me in the chest.”
Holidaymakers and staff from local restaurants rushed to help pressing blood-soaked towels against his wound. A hospital scan revealed the true scale of his injuries, which also included a punctured lung.
Grant was released after 11 days in hospital. but became a virtual recluse after the attack.
Now, despite his appalling injuries, Grant is keen to get back out to the holiday isle next summer. He plans to promote music events there, despite concerns from mum Elaine, 54, and lawyer father Gordon, 63.
Grant added: “I think my mum is a wee bit worried she was worried sick when it happened.”
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