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Joy as Halesowen attack victim Conor Southall wakes up
11:12am Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Local
THE aspiring rapper who was viciously attacked in Halesowen during the England Sweden match has woken from his coma.
After sustaining a serious head injury during an altercation on Cocksheds Lane on Friday, June 15 Conor Southall had been on the critical list for over a week but family and friends were delighted that he awoke over the weekend.
The Oldbury Academy was even well enough to post a message on his Facebook site on Saturday which read: “Even though the skies are grey in here, the suns gonna shine my way, someday, someday, Someday. Yeah I ain’t bucklin' yet.”
Zena Foy was one of many friends to celebrate the good news on the Justice for Conor Southall tribute page.
She said: “Conor the last two days have been the best news ever you are such a star. Your family and friends are elated.
“Words cannot even say how they feel so here's to a very speedy recovery.”
On Friday a 16-year-old boy appeared in Dudley and Halesowen Youth Court charged with maliciously wounding Conor with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
He was remanded on bail and will have to adhere to a curfew between 6pm and 6am, forced to wear an electronic tag and banned from contacting Conor and his friends.
An 18-year-old man, who was also arrested last, has been released without charge and another male of the same age, who was arrested over the weekend, has had his bail cancelled and will face no further action.
A 14-year-old boy currently remains on bail pending further inquiries.