By Jeremy Sollars
BREAKING: A 15-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted by two other teenage girls on a Warwick street earlier this week has showed slight early signs of responsiveness after being placed in an induced coma.
As reported earlier, two teenage girls charged with the brutal assault of the 15 year old may spend Christmas behind bars after their applications for release from custody on bail were refused by a magistrate this week.
Shannon Angela Williams, 18, and her co-accused, a 16 year old who cannot be named due to her age, appeared before the Toowoomba Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Thursday 12 October.
They are both charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm in relation to their alleged attack on the 15 year old in the early hours of Tuesday, 10 October.
The Free Times understands the girl – who remains in a critical condition in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital – has in the past 24 hours showed signs of slight responsiveness, including squeezing her father’s hand and appearing to respond to noises.
The family has thanked locals on social media for their support through the ordeal and a ‘gofundme’ page has been created to raise money for the girl’s medical expenses.
Her alleged attackers are due to appear before the Toowoomba Magistrates’ Court again on Tuesday 19 December for further mention, and both remain in custody.
The assault allegedly took place near the intersection of Canning and Percy streets in Warwick, about 2am on Tuesday, while the victim and a friend were walking home from a party.
The friend fled the scene to seek help and a passing motorist stopped to give the girl first aid and contacted the police.
Police alleged the victim was punched and kicked in the head while she lay on the ground.
The alleged offenders were questioned by police on Tuesday afternoon before being charged.