A teacher from Bradford who was badly injured after being attacked abroad has been moved from a high dependency unit to a general ward. Adam Pickles was teaching at a school in Thailand when he was attacked with a metal bar on his way home from a night out.
His family is asking his friends around the world to record messages for him as nursing staff believe it will help him to be stimulated with familiar sounds.
The family of a teacher from West Yorkshrie who was attacked in Thailand say they believe his coma may be lifting.
Adam Pickles has lived in Thailand for the last 7 years, working in an international school. In May he was attacked and underwent surgery to remove blood clots from his brain. He has been in a coma ever since, fighting infections.
Recently, there has been movement in his hands, arms and head, which his family believe to be a sign he is going to be out of the coma soon.
The parents of Yorkshire teacher Adam Pickles have spoken of their relief at the arrest of his alleged attacker in Thailand. Andrew and Adele Pickles said they hoped the British man arrested in relation to the assault that nearly killed their son would be kept behind bars until he goes on trial
They have now instructed a legal team in Thailand to deal with the case as it progresses. The arrest came in Bangkok on the same day hundreds attended a Leeds event in aid of Adam, 40, who remains in a coma in the city’s General Infirmary.
“It is a relief to us to know there has been an arrest - we hope and pray that this man is now kept off the streets until the official trial takes place. We do not want any other family to go through the hell we are experiencing," said Adam's mother Adele.
Meanwhile staff at Wakefield’s Cathedral School, where Adam taught between 2001 and 2005, have organised a race night fundraiser that will take place on July 13 from 8.15pm at Thornes Cricket Club, Field Lane.
A Keighley teacher who was in a coma after being attacked in Thailand is said to be showing signs of recovery having overcome pneumonia and a fever.
Adam Pickles is now breathing on his own and is continuing to recover from the attack which left him needing brain surgery. It is more than three weeks since the 40-year-old father-of-one was hit with a metal bar.
Campaigners raising money for a teacher from Bradford, who was badly injured after being attacked abroad, have collected more than twenty seven thousand pounds.
Adam Pickles, who's head of English at a school in Thailand, was attacked with a metal bar as he made his way home from a night out. He's already had two operations on his brain, but his family say his travel insurance will not cover the £70,000 needed for the cost of his treatment.
They've set up a Facebook group for the father-of-one which has more than six thousand members.