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Young Irishman fights for his life following attack outside Sydney nightclub

Neil Fetherston

Published 22/08/2015 | 16:59

Jason Ceirans
Pic: Facebook
Jason Ceirans Pic: Facebook

A young Irishman is fighting for his life after he was punched to the ground during an incident outside a Sydney nightclub.

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Jason Cierans (29) from Cork was out with friends when he was struck in the attack in the early hours of the morning.

A man is led away from the scene in handcuffs as Jason Ceirans is rushed to hospital Pic: 9 News Australia
A man is led away from the scene in handcuffs as Jason Ceirans is rushed to hospital Pic: 9 News Australia

It's understood the incident happened after a row over jumping a queue.

In footage shown on Australian news TV, paramedics can be seen treating the victim on Bronte Road in the Bondi Junction area of the city.

Mr Cierans has been working as a labourer in Sydney and had recently posted on Facebook, "left Ireland five years ago today, no turning back now".

He was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital where he has undergone surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He is in an induced coma and family in Ireland have been notified.

A 27-year-old man was charged with affray, and a 30-year-old man believed to be from Argentina has been charged with recklessly causing grievously bodily harm.

The alleged attacker was refused bail and will face Paramatta Court tomorrow.

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