A 23-year-old man who disabled a man in his late 30s on Youngstorget in Oslo last summer has been charged with grievous bodily harm. The perpetrator was known to the police for similar crimes, but denies criminal guilt. The victim was in a coma for a long time and is continues to be deeply affected, say the police.

Both NRK and NTB are sparse with information on the case, which will come before the Oslo District Court in June.

A 23-year-old man has been charged after a man in his late 30s was found unconscious with critical head injuries on Youngstorget in Oslo last August.

The 23-year-old is charged with grievous bodily harm when the case comes up before the Oslo District Court in June, writes NRK. He is also charged with violence against a person who was with the man who was injured.

The man, who was found unconscious, was critically injured and ended up in a coma. It was not clear for a long time whether he would survive.

He has undergone a long course of treatment and he still hasn’t returned to himself. He is strongly affected by the violent incident, says police prosecutor Johannes Hafsahl in the Oslo police.

The police believe that the defendant and the two victims did not know each other from before, but that it was a chance meeting at night which developed into a fight.

The accused pleaded not guilty. He is known to the police from before for similar matters. (NTB)

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