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Bash victim wakes in hospital

British backpackers Tom Foster, Conor Murphy and Liam Sullivan will leave with a bad impression of Hervey Bay after Liam was punched out and taken to hospital.
British backpackers Tom Foster, Conor Murphy and Liam Sullivan will leave with a bad impression of Hervey Bay after Liam was punched out and taken to hospital.

IMAGINE waking up in hospital in a foreign country with no idea how you got there.

It would be terrifying.

British backpacker Liam Sullivan knows that feeling, after a night partying with his friends in Hervey Bay took a nightmare turn.

Liam, 19, was punched and knocked unconscious after he left a Torquay nightclub about 3am on Saturday.

All he can remember is waking up in Hervey Bay Hospital in pain.

"I didn't know where I was," Liam said.

"I had pain in my jaw. I'm not sure if it was from being punched or hitting the ground, but I still can't shut my jaw properly."

Liam was in hospital all morning and had to have a CT scan.

He's been told his assailants had been harassing others in the area on Friday night.

Liam's pal Conor Murphy, 19, said the same trio had confronted him earlier in the evening.

He'd left the club to go to a nearby ATM when the men approached and began shoving him.

"I don't remember them saying they wanted my money or anything. They just kept pushing me."

Conor returned to Fraser Roving Backpackers, where he and Liam and their fellow travellers Tom Foster, 18, and Tom Holloway, 20, were staying.

But when he returned to the club to find Liam, he was told by a bouncer his mate had been assaulted by three men and taken to hospital.

At the hospital, the guys say they came across another man who'd been bashed by three men matching the same description.

"We just want to warn other people," Conor said.

"With me, I can fight my own battles but it could've been a girl in my position."

He describes the three men as about 30-35 years old. One was wearing a white top and another was in a blue top and blue tracksuit pants.

One had a short and stocky build, he said.

Owner of Fraser Roving Backpackers, John Hayes, was appalled by the attack. He hopes the four Londoners don't return home with a bad impression of Hervey Bay.

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