An Irishman is in intensive care after a one-hit attack outside a McDonald’s in Australia, reports Breaking News.
Frank Staples was attacked outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Beaufort Street two weeks ago. On July 24, he was knocked to the ground by an alleged blow to the side of the head.
The man was charged with grievous bodily harm in connection with the alleged attack and has since been released on bail.
A 41-year-old man from Wexford suffered a cerebral haemorrhage as a result of an alleged attack and was in a coma for several days in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Royal Perth Hospital, reports Breaking News.
Mr Staples moved to Sydney for work last April and moved to Perth last month.
Mr Staples and his wife Jackie live in Dublin.
His sister Sara also came from San Diego and started a fundraising campaign with Frank to help pay for their father while he was in Australia.
In his fundraising campaign, he explained that his brother had gone to Australia before his wife “to set up a new life for their two of them”, reports Breaking News.
“Their plans have been ruined by one punch,” she added, reports Breaking News.
“Since we don’t have any family in Perth, the cost of flights to get here, transport, accommodation and food are already adding up, on top of Frank’s future medical expenses. In this devastating time, I would love to be able to ease some of my family’s current and future financial stresses that they are going to face so we can all focus on Frank’s recovery,” the fundraiser page reads, reports Breaking News.
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