Messages of support are pouring in for a 23-year-old Irish man fighting for his life after an assault outside a Northbridge kebab shop.
Thomas Keaney, a member of staff at The Cure Irish Bar on Francis Street, was at Euro Kebab on Aberdeen Street during the early hours of December 17 when an altercation broke out between several patrons.
Mr Keaney, originally from County Galway in Ireland, was standing near the road behind a taxi that was waiting at the location when he was allegedly struck on the side of the head. The punch caused him to fall and strike his head on the kerb.
He was taken to hospital with a severe head injury and over the following week his condition deteriorated.
Mr Keaney remains on life support at Royal Perth Hospital.
Girrawheen man Abbas Al Jrood, 22, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court this morning to a face charge of grievous bodily harm over the incident.
Mr Al Jrood did not apply for bail and will be remanded in custody until January 13 when he will appear via video link.
Defence lawyer Ken Bates told the court it was anticipated that the 23-year-old's life support would be switched off later today.
A pub in Mr Keaney's home county has launched a fundraiser for his family. Keogh's Bar and Restaurant in Ballyconneely will stage event to help Mr Keaney's family tomorrow night.
Friends and family have also been posting messages of support on Irish forums and Facebook.
"Praying for you Tom. Stay strong buddy." said one.
"I love you so much Tom Keaney," said another.