06 August 1997
Farmyard noises revive coma student

FARMYARD noises revived an agriculture student seriously injured in an unprovoked attack.

Mark Unsworth, 19, was in a coma for two weeks after he was hit over the head with a rock. His family played recordings of animals on their 3.24ha (8 acre) smallholding in Horsforth, Leeds. The sounds of hens, cocks, sheep and dogs woke him up.

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to three years youth custody at Leeds Crown Court last December for causing grievous bodily harm.

  • The Daily Telegraph 06/08/97 page 10