Cricket bat bashing victim fights for life after Ballajura pub brawl

WA Today
By Lucy McLeod
 

The family of a Perth man involved in a brutal pub brawl has pleaded for public help as he fights for his life.

Brandon Orr was bashed with a cricket bat in Ballajura and his family – who released pictures of him in hospital to show the scale of his injuries – pray he will wake up.

Brandon Orr was allegedly bashed with a cricket bat outside a pub in Ballajura and is fighting for his life.
CREDIT:NINE NEWS PERTH
Brandon Orr was allegedly bashed with a cricket bat outside a pub in Ballajura and is fighting for his life.
CREDIT:NINE NEWS PERTH

Mr Orr suffered bleeding on the brain and a fractured skull in the incident and is fighting for his life in Royal Perth Hospital.

"I just need him to wake up now. I really need him to wake up," his mother Jasmine Corvi told Nine News Perth.

r Orr, 26, was allegedly bashed with a cricket three days ago outside the Alexander Bar and Bistro in Ballajura.

His recovery is turbulent; on Friday he suffered a seizure and was placed in an induced coma.

His family has now launched a fundraiser, pleading for help to support the self-employed plumber, who became engaged to his fiance Chantelle Baxter only three months ago.

"We've been trying for kids for the past two years. That's something Brando has always wanted, is to be a dad," she said.

Steven Muckleton, 33, was charged over the assault but on Thursday night his 29-year-old partner Nicolle Talbot was also charged and accused of threatening patrons with a cricket bat and will face court next month.

 Mr Orr's family face an anxious wait on his recovery.

"I just want him home ... going home without him is horrifying," his fiance said.

 
 

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