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Brain cancer patient beat outside of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney

Vulnerable brain cancer patient revives the moment he was ‘brutally beaten outside a hospital by an 18-year-old criminal who took out his IV tubes after refusing to give him a cigarette’

  • 35-year-old Kieran Fisher was brutally attacked outside St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney
  • He was approached by 18-year-old Zac Cloutt-Oliver, who asked for a cigarette
  • Mr. Fisher declined when Cloutt-Oliver reportedly turned violent and beat him
  • He is said to have pulled out Mr. Fisher’s IV tubes and kicked him in the stomach
  • Cloutt-Oliver was arrested and formally denied bail in Parramatta Local Court

A brain cancer patient has been left traumatized after allegedly being brutally beaten by a criminal who asked for a cigarette.

35-year-old Kieran Fisher took a break outside St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney on Friday at 10.15am when 18-year-old Zac Cloutt-Oliver approached him to ask for a cigarette.

When he declined, Cloutt-Oliver reportedly became violent, ripped the IV tubes from Mr. Fisher’s arm and threw him on the floor before kicking him in the stomach.

35-year-old Kieran Fisher took a break outside St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on Friday at 10.15am when 18-year-old Zac Cloutt-Oliver approached him to ask for a cigarette

35-year-old Kieran Fisher took a break outside St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney on Friday at 10.15am when 18-year-old Zac Cloutt-Oliver approached him to ask for a cigarette

Mr Fisher's IV tubes were pulled out by Cloutt-Oliver and he bruised (photo)

Mr Fisher's IV tubes were pulled out by Cloutt-Oliver and he bruised (photo)

Mr Fisher’s IV tubes were pulled out by Cloutt-Oliver and he bruised (photo)

“I was hoping to have surgery today, but now my brain surgery has to be reset to at least Monday,” said a terrified Mr. Fisher 7News.

Doctors and nurses rushed to Mr. Fisher’s assistant when they heard him scream for help as Cloutt-Oliver walked away.

The former clinical nurse had horrific bruises on his arms from which his IV tubes had been removed.

“They were ripped out and they had to put them back in,” he said.

“I feel like I have been deprived of my sense of security.”

Cloutt-Oliver was found across the street from the hospital in Green Park, where he was arrested after a battle with the police.

The patient had stepped outside St Vincent's Hospital in the eastern suburbs of Sydney (photo) for a break between cancer treatment

The patient had stepped outside St Vincent's Hospital in the eastern suburbs of Sydney (photo) for a break between cancer treatment

The patient had stepped outside St Vincent’s Hospital in the eastern suburbs of Sydney (photo) for a break between cancer treatment

Detective Inspector Rodney Pistola described the brutal attack as “cowardly.”

“Cowardly is probably an understatement,” he told reporters.

“He is a vulnerable person in society and someone who deserves respect.

“He seems amiable given what happened to him.”

Cloutt-Oliver appeared in the Parramatta Local Court on Saturday and was formally denied bail.

He will appear in the Downing Center Local Court on Thursday.

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