Crime | Teen suffers serious brain injury after physical assault

The Judiciary Police (PJ) yesterday announced that inspectors are still trying to track down two or more persons suspected of an aggravated physical assault which left a 17-year-old male with brain damage and in a temporary coma.
The police have arrested four suspects, aged between 23 and 32 years old. Upon admission to the hospital, the victim, who is a student, had to undergo emergency brain surgery. He is now in a stable condition.
At about 2 a.m. on November 21 the boy and his friend walked past the suspects after practicing skateboarding at the plaza of the Macao Cultural Centre. The group accused the pair of “leering at them” and began to assault them.
The friend managed to flee the scene but the victim fell to the ground during the assault. One member of the gang even hit the victim with his skateboard, leaving him unconscious on the ground.
Returning to the scene and seeing the situation, the friend immediately called the Public Security Police Force (PSP).
At about 5 a.m. the same day, PSP officers arrested three suspects at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, all three of whom denied the accusation. Later, the PJ apprehended another suspect in a building in Areia Preta. AL

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