Irishman dies after Australia attack

Fri, Sep 7, 2012, 01:00

An Irish man who was critically injured during a vicious assault in Melbourne nearly two weeks ago has died in hospital.

David Greene (30) had been in the Alfred hospital's intensive care unit since August 26th, when he another Irish man, David Byas, were attacked at a boarding house popular with backpackers in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda East.

Mr Byas (28) emerged from a coma earlier this week, but is still in a serious condition in a rehabilitation unit at the Alfred.

He and Mr Greene, who are both from Cabinteely in Dublin, were allegedly attacked with a hammer after coming to the aid of a woman in the boarding house.

Mr Greene’s family issued a statement through Victorian police today.

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