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'Lucky to be alive' Cornish teen attacked left traumatised

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack. Credit: ITV West Country

A teenager who suffered a fractured skull in a violent attack in Redruth in Cornwall says he has been traumatised by the ordeal.

Doctors told 18 year-old Boscoe Trerise that he was lucky to be alive.

He was assaulted on a night out a week ago and police want to hear from anyone who can help them catch those responsible.

I remember people shouting my name when I was on the floor and everything and then I woke up in hospital.

– Boscoe Trerise
Boscoe suffered serious head injuries. Credit: Family Photo

In what's believed to be an unprovoked attack Boscoe suffered serious head injuries.

Boscoe had left a nightclub in Redruth and taken a footpath to a nearby supermarket carpark when the the incident took place.

It happened just a few hundred yards from where 20 year old Rifleman Dave Curnow was violently beaten in September 2015, he later died from his injuries.

Two men were jailed for David Curnow's murder. Credit: Family Photo

Boscoe's mum is now terrified of him going out in the town again.

At the moment Boscoe can't hear on one side and is suffering panic attacks. He says his life has had to be put on hold.

I was meant to start my stonemason apprenticeship on Tuesday which I've been waiting for for 6 months but I can't do that now.

– Boscoe Trerise