Scot wakes from coma after Ibiza attack

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AWAKE: Gavin Robertson is responding to questions. Credit: Facebook

A SCOTTISH man has woken from a coma three weeks after he was attacked in Ibiza. 

Gavin Roberton , 28, was punched unconscious in an unprovoked attack as he went to a cashpoint machine. 

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The electrician from Stewarton in Ayrshire was rushed to hospital on August 28. There, surgeons discovered he had suffered bleeding in the brain and put him into a medically induced coma. He has also suffered from a serious lung infection. 

Now his mother, Kirsty McMaster, has confirmed that Mr Robertson has opened his eyes and is responding to questions. He is still very weak, in intensive care and on a ventilator to help him breathe. 

She said in a Facebook post: “On Friday, Gavin opened his eyes. Since then he has very slowly been starting to move his arms and legs. 


“He is responding to questions with a nod or shake of his head. We test him out by asking if he wanted us to sing to him, no surprise when he shook his head. 

“The journey for Gavin is going to be slow. He is currently still in intensive care and on a ventilator but hopefully over this coming week we will see improvement and will be a step closer to bringing him home. 


“A big thank you for all the messages of love and support we have been receiving.” 

A fundraising drive to support Gavin – who did not have travel insurance – and his family has reached more than £46,000.  

You can view the fundraiser here




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