Family’s relief as teen bashed in Halloween party brawl wakes from coma

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The teenager bashed unconscious at a Halloween party on Sydney’s north shore has woken from a coma and is talking to his family.
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The 16-year-old had been left fighting for his life with critical head injuries after being punched to the ground outside a Gladesville party on Saturday night.

Emergency services were called to the Ganora Street home just before 11.30pm following reports that a teenager was unconscious and suffering head injuries.

Detectives had been told an altercation took place between a group of youths outside the home before the teen was punched, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.

Police attended the Gladesville home on Saturday night. Photo: Supplied/Channel 9

The teen was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition and was still fighting for his life on Sunday.

But his family said in a statement on Monday that the teen had shown significant signs of improvement.

“We are pleased to announce that our son is now out of a coma and talking,” the statement read.

“As you can imagine, this has been an emotional time for our family and we request the media respect our privacy so that we are able to focus our efforts on being there for our son and help him during this time.

“A big thank you also to the NSW Police Force who are investigating this matter. And to our family, friends and work colleagues who have supported us during this difficult time.”

The party of about 60 teenagers had turned nasty after a number of people, believed to have already been kicked out of another party, turned up uninvited.

A group of young men had fled the scene before police arrived however some of the visitorsremained outside the house as a crime scene was set up.

Halloween masks and beer bottles lay strewn across nature strips and the suburban road as police attempted to calm the situation.

Senior police later made a public appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Ryde detectives continued to interview partygoers on Monday in an attempt to find out what caused the melee and who was responsible for the punch.

It was still unclear on Monday whether the injured man was an invited guest at the Halloween party being hosted by a teenage girl.

The brawl also prompted police to warn would-be party hosts to have adequate supervision.

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