Glen Huntly attack: Horrific details emerge of injuries suffered by teenage victim, 14, walking home from Glen Eira College
- Benjamin, 14, kidnapped and left with ‘life-changing’ injuries
- Schoolboy still bleeding from ear and nose, says mother
- Another boy, also 14, charged with a series of offenses
The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was violently attacked while walking home from school have spoken of their son’s “life-changing” injuries.
Five days after this horrible altercation, Benjamin is still bleeding from his ears and nose.
He suffered a facial fracture above his eye and continues to be in an induced coma, Channel Seven crime reporter Cassie Zervos said. 3AW Neil Mitchell Friday.
“But (the boy’s mother) revealed to us yesterday that he now risks suffering permanent brain damage from the alleged attack,” she added.
Benjamin (pictured), a year 9 student at Glen Eira College, continues to bleed from his ear and nose after suffering facial fractures and brain damage resulting from the alleged assault.
His parents have been at his bedside every day this week.
“After being attacked, he was thrown from the moving car, and the car then overturned on top of him,” the journalist continued.
“He’s a very little boy who loves his school, loves his sport and he was just walking home with his friends.”
Zervos said Benjamin’s parents feel guilty because the incident happened while they were at work and are now looking to change their ways because they don’t feel safe sending their other elementary-age children at school.
“I just want him to wake up,” the boy’s father said.
“(We’re) really upset, we can’t sleep, we’re up all night.”
The horrific attack took place on Neerim Road, outside Glen Eira College (pictured), with police confirming it was a random attack.
The 9th grader’s mother said 7NEWS she doesn’t want what happened to her son to happen to anyone else.
“It was very terrible to hear this news,” she said.
“(I) haven’t slept, I just want him to wake up.”
Police confirmed it was a random attack.
Benjamin was confronted by a group of offenders as he left Glen Eira College in Glen Huntly on Monday afternoon.
He was forced into a car and was seriously injured after getting out of the vehicle while driving.
On Friday, a Frankston boy, also 14, was charged with a range of offenses including armed robbery, life-threatening driving, intentional grievous bodily harm and theft.
Pictured: Emergency services at the scene after the alleged victim, 14, was found seriously injured on Monday.
He was due to appear in juvenile court later in the day.
On Thursday, Detective Scott Dwyer said investigators had identified everyone believed to be involved and warned their arrests were “imminent.”
Detectives are investigating whether this is linked to other recent violent incidents in the area.
About 10 minutes earlier, two individuals armed with machetes had robbed four teenagers in the same suburb, but police have not yet confirmed whether the two incidents are linked.
As a precautionary measure, additional patrols were deployed in the Glen Eira and Bayside areas, close to where the attacks took place.
Inspector Dwyer urged the public not to be alarmed as officers hope to deter crime.