One-punch victim and father-to-be makes 'remarkable recovery'

The victim of a one punch attack in Cow Lane last month has made a ''remarkable recovery''.

Detective Sergeant Brian Cameron, of Queenstown, said the Sri Lankan father-to-be was now awake, responsive and able to converse.

He was left in a coma with a fractured skull in Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit after the incident about 3.20am on March 12.

A 23-year-old Queenstown man was subsequently charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the man with intent to injure him and a 24-year-old man was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to him with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

The Otago Daily Times reported at the time the assault was allegedly sparked by an altercation in a Camp St bar between two pairs of men, who were all ejected simultaneously.
About 20 minutes later one of the alleged offenders tried to confront the victim, who pushed him away.

That man then allegedly punched the victim in the head.

The victim fell to the ground and the offender ran from the scene.


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