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#Irishman Attacked

# irishman-attacked - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

London police say Irishman dead in attack 'was not the victim of a stranger'

Michael Hunt was found beaten on Saturday morning before dying a number of hours later.

# irishman-attacked - Friday 16 July, 2010

THE MAN WHO was arrested yesterday in connection with the attack on Corkman David Keohane in 2008 has been formally charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent to murder. Kane Desmond Tupuolamoui, 21, from New Zealand, was arrested yesterday at his home in Darwin and from there he was extradited to Sydney to appear in court.

The case has been adjourned until September.

Keohane, then 29, was seriously beaten and left unconscious on a street in the Sydney suburbs. He awoke after more than 200 days in a coma after the attack, but has been left with permanent brain damage and is in a wheelchair.

Australian news channel ABC had this report on today’s court appearance:

# irishman-attacked - Thursday 15 July, 2010

POLICE IN AUSTRALIA have arrested a fourth person in connection with a serious attack on Irishman David Keohane in 2008. The 21-year-old man was arrested at a house in Darwin, and is expected to be extradited to Sydney tomorrow on charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent to murder.

The attack has left Mr Keohane wheelchair-bound.

The suspect’s name and description were issued months ago by police seeking to speak to him about Keohan’s attack. One other person has already been found guilty of the attack. In March, Thomas Isaako, 21, of Bankstown, Sydney, was found guilty of assaulting Mr Keohane and sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Mr Keohane, then 29, was found unconscious on a street in the suburb of Coogee in Sydney on 9 August 2008. He was returning home from a popular bar when he was repeatedly punched and kicked. He suffered severe head injuries and was in a coma for over 200 days. He was flown back to Ireland while still unconscious and woke after seven months in a coma.