Wednesday 21 March 2018

Irish 'one-punch' victim is now recovering at home following callous attack in Sydney

Jason Ceirans
Pic: Facebook
Jason Ceirans Pic: Facebook

David Kearns

A young Irish man put into a coma after he after suffering a head injury when punched on a night out in Australia has been discharged.

Jason Cierans (29), from Mount Nebo Avenue in County Cork, was hospitalised in August after he was attacked outside a pub at Bondi Junction in Sydney.

He spent several weeks in the intensive care unit at St Vincent’s Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery after the attack.

Mr Cierans, who has been in Australia for six years, is now recovering in his Sydney home with help from his parents and brother, his family said in a statement.

An Argentinean man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the 29-year-old, and is due to appear in court on October 22.

It is believed he punched Mr Cierans as he crossed the road, causing him to hit his head as he fell to the ground.

Doctors relieved pressure on his brain and placed him in a medically induced coma to stabilise his condition following the attack.

A 27-year-old man was also been charged with affray in relation to the incident.

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