Callan McDougall pleads guilty to Kobbie Hodkinson bashing

Posted on 05/12/2018 by

VIDEO: TEEN REFUSED BAIL OVER SICKENING SERVO ATTACK
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RECOVERY: Kobbie Hodkinson in intensive care in John Hunter Hospital after the attack. Picture: Supplied

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to his role in thebrutal Belmont service station bashing that left Kobbie Hodksinon in an induced coma.

Callan McDougall, 19, one of four teenagerscharged over the December 13assault, pleaded guilty in Newcastle Local Courton Friday to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

CAPTURED: CCTV footage of a brutal bashing at a Belmont service station on December 13. Callan McDougall, 19, has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray. Picture: Supplied

He did not enter a plea to a charge of common assault or apply for bail and the matter was adjourned until January 29.

The other three alleged offenders, two boys and a girl, cannot be identified because they are 17.

Their mattersare still before the children’s court.

Court documents state Mr Hodkinson and his friend were walking through the service stationon the Pacific Highwayabout 12.45amwhen McDougall and another teenager, 17, allegedly jumped out of a white van.

A fight began and Mr Hodkinson tried to cometo his friend’s aid, but become involved in a wrestle on the ground with the 17-year-old male, court documents state.

While this was happening, McDougall allegedlybecame involved in a fight with Mr Hodkinson’s friend.

But once Mr Hodkinson was on the ground and unconscious, after allegedlysuffering a barrage of kicks and punches, McDougall “stomped on his head numerous times”, court documents state.

Mr Hodkinson was placed in an induced coma in the aftermathof the assault and remained in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital for three days.

The court heard McDougall was on a number of 18-month good behaviour bonds, imposed for damaging property, common assault and contravening an apprehended violence order, at the time of the bashing.

The bondshave been called up and are listed for mention on January 29, court documents state.

CAPTURED: CCTV footage of a brutal bashing at a Belmont service station on December 13. Callan McDougall, 19, has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray. Picture: Supplied

Mr Hodkinson has been released from hospital, but has since been seeing theNewcastlebrain injury service, his sister, Jasmine Worrall, told the Newcastle Herald on Monday.

She said Mr Hodkinson still had concussion-like symptoms a month after the attack and that the eyesight in his left eye hadn’t returned completely.

“His memory is still not fantastic,” Ms Worrall said.

“The short term effects will be there for a while, but we’re not sure about the long-term effects.

“It’s a matter of how much progress he makes with the brain injury service.”

RECOVERY: Kobbie Hodkinson in intensive care in John Hunter Hospital after the attack. Picture: Supplied

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