Family of Brit man attacked in Ibiza say he’s ‘slowly recovering’ from coma

The family of a man attacked on holiday in Ibiza have said he is making a recovery after being placed in a coma.

Gavin Robertson, 28, was left fighting for his life when he was punched after taking money from a cash point seven hours before he was due to fly home.

The electrician, from East Ayrshire, suffered bleeding on his brain and was placed in a medically induced coma – before going on to develop a serious lung infection at the Spanish hospital.

His devastated mum Kirsty McMaster and aunt Paula Marshall flew out to be at his bedside following the assault on August 28.

After being given the harrowing news that swelling on Gavin's brain was "worse than they thought" they have now revealed it is "under control" and on Friday he even opened his eyes.

Paula said: “I’m happy to say that the swelling on Gavin’s brain is now under control and doctors are happy with his progress over the last few days.

“We have had a few little blips, with a serious lung infection being the most memorable, it gave us quite a scare, but he is recovering from this slowly but surely.

“Gavin remains in the medically induced coma for now, but doctors hope to start reducing the sedatives soon if all goes well.

“Kirsty and I are telling him about everyone’s well wishes, support and fundraising. I even learnt some Arsenal football songs to sing to him.”

Another family member, Elaine Scott, wrote on his Facebook fundraising page: "On Friday Gavin opened his eyes.

"Since then he has very slowly been starting to move his arms and legs. He is responding to questions with a nod or shake of his head.

"We tested him out by asking if he wanted us to sing to him, no surprise when he shook his head.


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