A British guy has been billed with assault following the captain of Australia’s rugby sevens workforce was hospitalised in an alleged one particular-punch assault.
James Stannard, 35, was reportedly floored with a single blow throughout an “unprovoked” attack exterior a Sydney kebab shop in the early several hours of Friday morning.
He struck his head on the pavement and was taken to medical center in which his situation has been explained as steady. A witness told Daily Mail Australia: “The person was remaining on the floor, there was blood almost everywhere and he was not relocating.”
The 22-calendar year-previous suspect, who has not been named, seemingly attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by witnesses until finally police arrived.
New South Wales police reported: “About 3.10am (5.10pm BST Thursday) a 35-12 months-aged man was standing outdoors a kebab shop on Coogee Bay Highway, Coogee, when he was punched in the head in an alleged unprovoked assault.
“As a final result, he fell and struck his head on the pavement. The 22-12 months-outdated guy who threw the punch then fled the scene, but was apprehended by witnesses right up until law enforcement arrived and placed him below arrest.
“The target was taken to St Vincent’s Healthcare facility in which he is recognized to be in a steady affliction with head accidents. The 22-12 months-old British National was taken to Maroubra Law enforcement Station and is staying charged with assault occasioning real bodily harm.”
The Briton has been bailed on “demanding” circumstances until eventually an visual appeal at Waverley Nearby Court on April 19.
Rugby Australia reported it was “knowledgeable of an incident which has resulted in the hospitalisation of Australian Men’s Sevens player James Stannard in Sydney overnight”.
“Rugby Australia is doing work with NSW Police to look into the make a difference and will give a more update afterwards these days.”
Stannard was designed captain of Australia’s Commonwealth Game titles facet previously in March immediately after skipper Lewis Holland was dominated out owing to a hamstring injury.