Five charged over Chipping Norton attack

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.

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