A second man has been arrested in Northern Australia for the aggravated assault of Irishman David Keohane in Sydney, in August 2008. He will be charged tomorrow in Sydney with attempted murder and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
A 21-year-old suspect was arrested in his home in Darwin, Australia at 6am on Thursday, local time. This arrest is the result of a nationwide search for the suspect.
On August 2, 2008 Keohane was found lying on a street in the Sydney suburb of Coogee at 3am. He has suffered severe head injuries After being treated in a nearby hospital he was sent home to Cork. He is now brain damaged and will need constant care and assistance for the rest of his life.
Commander Superintendent Gavin Dengate, of the Eastern Beaches Local Area said information about the attack came through a tip off. “We received information from members of the public which assisted us in finding this man and I would like to extend my thanks to the community for their help.”
In May of this year Thomas Isaako (21) was also arrested and jailed for his involvement in this attack. He was sentenced to 19 years with a non-parole period of 14 years. He was also tried for a separate attack on another foreign student nine days after. He will be eligible for release in 2022.