World News – UA – Unconscious boy in coma after youth brawl in Melbourne


A teenager is in a coma after being attacked by a group of young people in front of a Melbourne shopping center, as police now investigate possible gang links

Police are investigating a fight between a group of young people near the shopping town of Doncaster Image: AAP / Stefan Postles Source: AAP

Teenager is in a induced coma after being knocked out by a group of young people in a brawl in east Melbourne overnight

The 15-year-old was with two friends in the parking lot of the Shoppingtown Hotel, opposite Westfield Doncaster shopping center, when they were attacked by a group of 15 young people, police say

Senior Detective Sergeant Rohan Courtis said the group were seen heading to the hotel parking lot near Lawford Street, close to Doncaster and Williamsons roads, at around 540pm on Wednesday

He said the boy was subjected to a brutal attack which caused severe head injuries and was left unconscious at the Royal Children’s Hospital

He said the injury was not life threatening but could have long-term ramifications for the 15-year-old

« The (boy) is in an induced coma in the hospital and this is a real concern for us, » said Sergeant Courtis

A 15-year-old boy is in an induced coma after being knocked out by a gang of young people in a brawl in Doncaster, east Melbourne, on WednesdaySource: provided

« A large group attacking a small number of people is quite disturbing, and they are young people

« This is also causing public concern and we don’t want this to happen to another person »

Sergeant Courtis said at this point he did not believe weapons were used in the assault and that police were investigating whether it was a planned attack

Sergeant Courtis said the group that attacked the trio were in their teens to their early 20s

He said local police and the inspector knocked on doors of homes and businesses on Thursday to make sure people felt safe in their community

« People have the right to go about their business safely, they should be able to walk the streets at all hours, day and night, and Victoria Police are committed to keeping our community safe, » said Sergeant Courtis

Police are looking for a sight of a car or cell phone in the vicinity of the fight, which could help their investigation

« At that time, there would have been a lot of people around and would have seen groups of young people in this neighborhood, » said Sergeant Courtis

« We are just asking people to look to this so that we can examine any witnesses who might want to come forward. People can be anonymous in their information and this will help investigators solve this crime, which put a youngster in the hospital « 

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Shoppingtown Hotel, Coma, Melbourne, Westfield Doncaster

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