Brit holidaymaker in coma in Spain with ‘every bone broken in his face’

MALLORCA: The holiday hot spot of Magaluf and (inset) James O'Neill. Photo credits: Shutterstock and Just Giving

A BRITISH tourist is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in Spain after being found with ‘every bone broken in his face’.

Police are trying to establish if James O’Neill (29), of Widnes, Cheshire, was involved in an accident or if he was assaulted.

He was separated from his pals during a night out in Magaluf, Mallorca before being found lying in the street seriously injured.


Members of his family have flown out to Spain to be by his side after hundreds of people donated money to help pay for flights and passports for his parents.

James’ cousin Chloe Ostick said, “As many of you will know our beloved cousin James O’Neill is in a critical condition in a hospital in Palma. This is the only thing we can think of to try and help his devastated mum and dad. We’re aiming to raise as much as we can to cover their expenses, travel and accommodation so all the need to focus on is being beside James’ bedside with his medical team.

“They are expected to be out there for a number of weeks. Your good wishes and support this far have been overwhelming and anything is appreciated to support them in this horrible time. We know he is as much loved by others as he is by us.”

The first fundraising page set up for James raised over £5,000 in just 24 hours while a second one has raised almost £2,000.

Since a second crowd-funding page was set up to support the Liverpool fan, from Widnes, a total stranger has made an incredible offer.

John O’Neill, who says he is no relation to the family or James, posted on the public page to offer James’ parents, aunt and cousin somewhere to stay while they are out there.

His comment said, “I’ve just read about James’s tragedy and would like to offer any assistance that would be of help perhaps to James’s parents or relatives that may be coming to Mallorca to be with James.

“I have a five [bed] house here and it’s 10 minutes from Magaluf and same from the hospital,” John wrote on the page.

“Just thinking that it would be more personal than a hotel room and for clarity it’s a donation. NO COSTS.

“Coincidentally, my name is John O’Neill (unrelated to my knowledge) I don’t know who will be reading this but I’m assuming it’s Chloe so, Chloe if you’re in Magalluf and want to have a chat feel free to give me a call now if you think this would be of any help to James’s family.

“Or if there’s any other way I could be of help. Finally and the above apart I wish James a speedy recovery.”



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