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Flint man returns home after Benidorm coma ordeal

A FLINT man who was left in a coma after being attacked in Benidorm is back in his hometown and recovering from his ordeal.

Eddy Corbelli, 36, flew out to the Spanish holiday resort on Friday, April 27, for his friend Lee Williams’ stag do, but was assaulted that night and hospitalised.

After a week in a coma he showed signs of life and is now on the mend after returning to Flintshire earlier this week.

After speaking to Eddy on the phone on Tuesday his best friend Danny Davies told the Chronicle: “He’s home and he seems in high spirits. I can’t wait to see him.”

More than 500 people joined a Facebook group called ‘Well Wishes Eddy Corbelli’ as he recovered in hospital in Alicante.

Danny used the social networking website to keep worried friends up-to-date with his condition and to appeal for donations to help self-employed Eddy – who was Danny’s best man – get back on his feet.

Eddy, a former Flint High School student who lives on the Cornist estate, went for a check-up at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd as soon as he was back on Welsh soil.

Spanish doctors last week told Eddy he could not fly because of his head injuries, so he embarked on a 1,500-mile road and rail trek to make it home on Tuesday.

Danny, 36, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night: “Just got off the phone to Eddy. He’s got lots of tests/doctors to see over the next couple of months.

“The main reason for his call was to thank everyone for their brilliant support over the last couple of weeks.”

A spokesman for the Foreign Office last week said it was aware of the incident, but it is unknown whether any police action has been taken against Eddy’s attacker.