Sussex

Mo Bourner's eyes open for first time since Bexhill assault

Mohammed Bourner
Image caption Mohammed Bourner is no longer on a life support machine

A teenager who was critically injured in an attack in Sussex has opened his eyes for the first time since the assault, his family have said.

However, 15-year-old Mohammed Bourner did not recognise either his mother or father, his grandmother said.

Mohammed, also know as Mo, was punched in De La Warr Parade, Bexhill, just before midnight on 28 October after going to a party.

Police are using Facebook to help find the person who assaulted Mo.

Sussex Police said Mohammed had been to a beach party before the attack at Glyne Gap and he was with three friends when he was punched by a man.

A 20-year-old man, who was arrested on 31 October, has been released on bail until 19 December.

Mo was treated Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, in Haywards Heath, for his injuries before being transferred to King's College Hospital in London.

Police said a scan had confirmed Mo suffered brain damage.

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