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Cork man in induced coma after being assaulted in Sydney

Two men have been charged in connection with the assault.

AN IRISH MAN is in an induced coma after being assaulted in Sydney.

Police say there were reports of a “brawl” at Bronte Road, Bondi Junction at 1am local time Saturday (4pm Friday Irish time) and when they arrived they found an injured man. He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries and remains in an induced coma.

The Sydney Morning Herald has named the man as 29-year-old Jason Cierans from Cork. Seven News, reported he was attacked without warning in front of a convenience store.

Two men, aged 27 and 30, were arrested at the scene. The 27-year-old man was charged with affray. He was granted conditional bail and will appear in court on 24 September.

The 30-year-old man has been charged with reckless cause grievous bodily harm, and has been refused bail, to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow via video link.

Police do not believe the two men knew Cierans before the alleged attack.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it is providing consular assistance to an Irish citizen injured in Sydney.

- First published 1.46pm.

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