Hervey Bay mum Elaine Davis is pleading with the public not to walk home alone as her son Mark who was bashed earlier this year begins the slow recovery.
Hervey Bay mum Elaine Davis is pleading with the public not to walk home alone as her son Mark who was bashed earlier this year begins the slow recovery. Alistair Brightman

Bash victim's mum warns public

EIGHT weeks after he was attacked by three young thugs on the Urangan Esplanade, Hervey Bay's Mark Davis has begun the slow road to recovery.

Making the decision to walk home alone from a friend's house on the night of July 4 almost cost the 36-year-old father his life when he was bashed by a group of boys in front of Jetty Seafoods.

He is currently being treated in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital's brain injury rehabilitation unit.

His mother, Elaine Davis, has extended her heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Hervey Bay and Brisbane hospitals who she said have been “absolutely excellent”, the man from Jetty Seafoods who phoned the ambulance and investigating police officers.

She said her son's 11-year-old daughter in particular had been a “tower of strength”.

But while it seems Mark will eventually recover Mrs Davis has pleaded with the public to take more care

“I really want to express to parents, girlfriends and wives be aware of what is out there on our streets,” Mrs Davis said.

“Men want to be tough but don't let them walk home from the hotel or a mate's place on their own.”

The hunt is still on for the young men responsible.

Police have questioned three teenagers but no-one has been arrested.

Anyone with information can phone Crimestoppers on 1300 333 000.


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