Victim leaves Britain
BATTERED car-wash worker Arunas Ruzinas has returned to Lithuania after leaving hospital.
Mr Ruzinas, 37, was found beaten up in the home of parish councillor John Moore in Canterbury Road, Herne, on April 18.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but have been released on bail by police.
Some sources said Mr Ruzinas had been beaten around the head with dumb-bells in the brutal attack which left him for dead.
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Mr Moore, who rented out the room, said Mr Ruzinas, who had worked at the car wash in Railway Street, Herne Bay, returned to Lithuania as soon as he was discharged from hospital.
Police had put a guard on Mr Rusinas's hospital bed in case of another attack.
Mr Moore said: "Arunas has gone straight back to Lithuania. I still have no idea what had happened or why. The police haven't told me any new details."
This week the normally quiet village of Herne was trying to come to terms with what happened on its doorstep.
Parish council chairman Tony Day said: "I was completely dumbfounded. It must have been a terrible thing for John to have come home and found someone in that state in a room he had rented."
Herne Village Stores owner Thiruvalluvar Kumanan, 45, said: "I was very shocked when I had read what had happened."