Reveller, 22, clings to life with a fractured skull and serious brain injuries after alleged one-punch attack outside a Sydney nightclub
- Fight allegedly unfolded in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday night
- The accused was charged with GBH but released on conditional bail on Sunday
- Fight allegedly broke out when accused’s girlfriend was refused entry to club
A young man is fighting for life after an alleged one-punch attack in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old suffered a fractured skull and serious brain injuries after he was allegedly punched, causing him to fall to the ground and slam his head on concrete.
Harrison Hronopoulos, 20, from Beacon Hill in the city’s northern beaches, was released on bail on Sunday after being charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.
Harrison Hrnopoulos (above) has been charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly punching a 22-year-old man
Hronopoulos appeared via video link at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday, sitting silently in a blue shirt with his hands handcuffed in his lap, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The court heard police were called to the fight in Sydney Square, close to Sydney Town Hall, at about 8.30pm.
The fight allegedly broke out when the accused’s girlfriend was refused entry to a nightclub.
Police documents allege a fight broke out between Hronopoulos and the victim, who was with a friend at the time.
‘The accused struck the victim to the jaw, who lost consciousness,’ the magistrate read from the documents.
Due to Hronopoulos having no previous offences and his intoxication at the time of the incident, prosecutors did not oppose bail.
The Magistrate said: ‘It’s a prevalent occurrence that a person, affected by too much alcohol, is involved in acts of violence on the streets.’
Hronopoulos’ bail conditions included that he remains living in his family home at Beacon Hill, surrenders his passport and reports to police each day and night.
He is banned from consuming alcohol and drugs while on bail.
Hronopoulos is set to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on February 11.