An Irishman who died in hospital a week after he was stabbed in the neck during a fight in Scarborough had moved to Australia two years ago for work and a better life.
Kenny Meyler's grandfather Sean told the Irish Daily Star that the 21-year-old had sought a better quality of life in Australia but had planned to go home to Wexford, in south-east Ireland, in May.
Instead, his mother Melanie flew to Perth to be at her son's hospital bedside after he was critically injured in an allegedly drunken brawl in the street outside a friend's house on February 10.
Mr Meyler was kicked, punched and stabbed in the neck and another man had a bottle smashed over his head during the fracas, police claim.
He died early on Sunday in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Friends have posted tributes and photographs on Facebook and promised never to forget him.
Podge Farrel wrote: "People might say we were friends . . . but like we always said . . . we're brothers!"
Serena O'Connor wrote that his friends' lives would never be the same. "We love you Kenny and we will support your family and each other," she wrote.
Wexford CBS Boxing Club trainer Eddie Bolger spoke to the Irish Times of his shock at learning about the attack on Mr Meyler.
"It's devastating for the family, his friends and everyone who knew him," he said.Vincent Martin Crowe, 32, has been charged with grievous bodily harm over the incident. Police said the charge could be upgraded.
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