Police have charged five males after an alleged violent assault in Chipping Norton earlier this week.
Just after 12am on Tuesday September 2, a group of three men and two women were walking west along Boolarong Avenue when they were approached by a group, allegedly armed with metal batons and baseball bats.
Police were told the armed group assaulted the other group.
The most seriously injured was 22-year-old James Rajasuriar, who was allegedly knocked unconscious by a blow to the back of the head with a bat or baton.
Mr Rajasuriar also sustained abdominal injuries and fractured ribs.
He was taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he remains in an induced coma and in a critical condition.
Yesterday, detectives from Liverpool Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a house in Peeler Place, Milperra and seized a vehicle.
Police arrested five males, four of which were 17 and the other was 18 years old.
They were charged with recklessly cause grievous bodily harm and affray.
The 18-year-old was granted conditional bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday 9 September 2014.
The 17-year-olds were also granted conditional bail to appear in a children’s court on Monday 8 September 2014.
Read next week's Liverpool Champion Newspaper to hear James Rajasuriar's mother's heart-felt plea.