War­wick teen on road to re­cov­ery

The Chronicle - - NEWS - So­phie Lester

THE WAR­WICK teen who was a vic­tim of a bru­tal as­sault on Tues­day morn­ing is on the road to re­cov­ery.

The girl has re­port­edly be­gun re­spond­ing to noises and squeez­ing her fa­ther’s hand as she re­cov­ers from a sub­stan­tial head in­jury in Bris­bane’s Princess Alexan­dra Hospi­tal.

The 15-year-old al­legedly faced re­peated kicks and punches to the head in the bru­tal at­tack at 2am on Percy St.

She had been able to hold a con­ver­sa­tion with po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors ini­tially, help­ing to iden­tify her al­leged at­tack­ers, be­fore be­ing taken to War­wick Hospi­tal.

Af­ter her con­di­tion quickly de­te­ri­o­rated she was flown to the PA where she was placed into an in­duced coma and un­der­went emer­gency brain surgery on Tues­day.

The teen has now had a CT scan but the ex­tent of any long-term dam­age re­mains un­clear.

The girl’s mother said she was thank­ful for the med­i­cal team at War­wick Hospi­tal and neu­ro­sur­geon, as well as the sup­port of fam­ily and friends.

“She and our fam­ily have re­ceived so many beau­ti­ful well wishes, prayers and mes­sages of sup­port,” she said.

“We are all so grate­ful.”

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