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BACKPACKER LEFT UNCONSCIOUS AFTER ASSAULT

A 29-year-old English backpacker was left unconscious after being assaulted outside a hotel in Coffs Harbour on the weekend.

Police were told a 19-year-old man approached the backpacker at the corner of Grafton and West High Streets, and allegedly head butted him from behind.

He was then allegedly punched twice and knocked to the ground.

The Englishman was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

It’s believed the man did not know his attacker.

About Georgina Smyth

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Georgina Smyth is a web producer and reporter for Newcastle and the Central Coast. Georgina studied Journalism at Newcastle University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She worked in local radio for two years before joining NBN in 2013.

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