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Flint man out of coma after Benidorm attack

Eddy Corbelli, of Flint

A HOLIDAYMAKER was left in a coma after being attacked on a stag do in Benidorm.

Eddy Corbelli, 36, was part of a group which flew out to the Spanish holiday resort on Friday, April 27.

On the first night of the trip the former Flint High School pupil was hit in the face and hospitalised after a blood clot formed on his brain.

But his worried friends are hopeful he is now over the worst after coming out of intensive care in Alicante on Sunday.

“He just wants to come home but he’s not allowed yet,” said Cara Tatler-Davies, who is married to Eddy’s best friend Danny Davies.

“He had to have brain surgery because he had a clot,” she added.

"He had to have one removed and I think there was another one, but they’re waiting to see if it will go by itself."

Former St Richard Gwyn High School student Cara added: "He is talking now, so fingers crossed he’s on the mend."

Danny, 36, has been back out to Benidorm to visit his friend, who was best man at his own wedding, since the stag group returned home.

The pair had been on their friend Lee Williams’ stag trip, Cara added.

Eddy’s girlfriend Marie and mum Judith have also been by his bedside.

Since he was attacked a Facebook group called ‘Well Wishes for Eddy Corbelli’ has attracted more than 550 members.

On Monday afternoon Danny wrote on the social networking website: "Afternoon visit greatest yet.

"Good solid handshakes and smiles. Eating well. His crazy sense of humour showing thru. Doing good."

Cara and Danny are now planning a musical event to raise money toward flights and medical costs and to help self-employed Eddy, who lives on the Cornist estate, get back on his feet when he’s home.

They want local bands or anyone who can help by donating money to the fund to get in touch.

If you can help call Cara or Danny on 01352 735109.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the hospitalisation of a British national, Edward Corbelli, in Alicante on Friday, April 27.

"Consular assistance is being provided."

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