17-Year-Old “Seriously Ill” after Bloody Fight on High Street

first_imgPolice voiced concerns about youth-culture in Oxford over the weekend, following a serious incident on High Street.A 17 Year-Old was put into a coma on Sunday after a fight broke out on High Street in the early hours of the morning.The incident, which occured around 2:30am when a drunken tit-for-tat conflict got out of hand, left Declan Dew fighting for his life. He was rushed to Christchurch Hospital where he was listed as “seriously ill”.The attacker, Hamish James McQuillan, is charged with wounding Dew with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. McQuillan did not plead to the charge and was remanded on bail.Dew regained consciousness yesterday, but the extent of his injuries will not be known unil the swelling on his brain has subsided. Detective Sergeant Rex Barnett said “It is not acceptable and if parents are not prepared to set standards, then there is little wonder why teenagers are overstepping the boundaries themselves.He warned: “This boy was close to dying. Someone will die and no-one will want that on their conscience.”last_img

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