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St Helens man in coma in Australia after motorbike crash

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The family of a man from St Helens who's in a coma in Australia say they're overwhelmed at the support they've been getting from the community.

Mark Middlehurst had been working on a farm in Perth during a year-long trip of a lifetime when he was knocked off his motorbike last Tuesday. The 28 year old from Billinge suffered serious head injuries.

His family have flown out to be by his side. Nearly £10,000 has been raised to help the family support themselves while they stay with Mark. Find out more about the fundraising efforts here