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Boy in coma after brawl
Boy in coma after brawl

Police have called for witnesses to this morning’s violent Burswood brawl which left a 15-year-old boy fighting for his life.

The boy remains in an induced coma at Royal Perth Hospital with serious head injuries and bleeding to the brain.

Det. Sgt Craig Gibson, of Kensington detectives, said police were yet to lay charges in relation to the brawl at a Maple Street cul-de-sac.

Police believe the fight was related to an earlier incident across Great Eastern Highway, near JCS Motorcycles.

Det. Sgt Craig Gibson said it appeared no weapons were involved and the 15-year-old boy had been punched to the head.

“There are possibly males and females involved in the altercation,” he said. “As for the age range we’re unaware and conducting further inquiries.”

One witness, who lives on Maple Street, said she heard “growling” and foul language just after 6.30am.

She said she saw a large group of youths at the end of the cul-de-sac “slapping each other” before she quickly went back inside.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage of nearby businesses along Great Eastern Highway.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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