An 19-year-old SA teen is fighting for his life after a coward punch left him in hospital.

After the recent death of Cole Miller from a cowardly attack the news of another teen fighting for his life in hospital rocks us to the core.

It has been reported that Tristian Jarman was celebrating New years Eve at Glenelg when witnesses say he was attacked from behind by six African men.  He was taken to hospital but later released.

Tristian has since been rushed back to hospital after severe head pain was discovered to be from bleeding on the brain.

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Tristian’s family are now pleading for information to help find the attackers.

Tristian’s sister has pleaded via Facebook for people to come forward with any information.

“On New Year’s Eve at Glenelg, an African male king hit my teenage brother. His lip had to be surgically sewn back on and in the early hours of last night he had a seizure and had to be air lifted to flinders hospital where they’ve found bleeding in his brain in three different places.
He is currently in intensive care awaiting surgery but at this point in time the doctors can’t tell us what’s going to happen and if he’s going to be ok so we are waiting around the hospital for news.

If anyone saw the incident or has any information we urge you to contact us. We have information that a man filmed the incident and are hoping to find him also and forward the footage to the police.

In the mean time, we all appreciate he thoughts and prayers for my baby brother.”

SA Police have issued an appeal.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault that occurred during the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Glenelg.

At 2am on Friday 1 January, a 19-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a group of about six men following an earlier altercation in the vicinity of Hope Street and Colley Terrace. The victim describes the men as of African appearance and aged in their late teens to early 20s.

The victim received medical treatment at the time however his condition deteriorated in the following days and was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre for further treatment where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault and for information that may assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/

We hope and pray that Tristian pulls through and the culprits are found and charged asap.  We need to STOP THE COWARD PUNCH now!

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  • It just shows what cowards they were to hit him from behind. I hope they catch them and deal with them accordingly. Get better soon Tristan


  • I see this is an old story, but how awful is this ?!
    Hope and pray Tristian recovered well and the coward attackers were found and charged !!


  • So pleased to see it is now being called a coward punch.

    What have we done that our teenagers no longer have respect for each other or the law these days? This didn’t happen 30 years ago.


  • What on earth is wrong with people? Why would anyone want to attack a random stranger? It is just sick


  • Gosh I am sick to death of people not being able to go out and feel safe. How low can people go. STOP THE COWARD PUNCH!


  • This is my son. He still lies in the Flinders medical centre High dependency ward. He is in constant pain from the swelling and the bleeding he had in his brain. He is on a concoction of drugs to relieve the pain. They do not seem to help him much. My partner and myself spend hours each day massaging his head so he can sleep. He has posy traumatic amnesia and trauma to his brain. Until the blood and swelling subside – we will not know how he is to going to be. My young man has a long road ahead of him. I am devastated. He is a beautiful young soul. Wouldn’t have hurt a fly. THIS MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN TO ANYONES CHILD. WE NEED TO STOP THESE COWARDS AND GIVE THEM SOME OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE. I HATE THE BASTARD THAT DID THIS TO MY BEAUTIFUL SON. U DONT CARE IF HE IS ONLY EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD I HOPE HE ROTS IN JAIL. SON OF A BITCH.!!


  • That poor kid. I hope they find the people responsible


  • Such a horrid crime – so random and so devedtating. It’s scary to think it could happen to any innocent person. Prayers and thoughts with the family.


  • This is awful, what posses’s people to do this? So wrong.


  • why is there so much senseless violence around! poor kid.


  • Again? This is so sick!! My most positive thoughts to Tristian!


  • Good luck to him and all his family.
    It is frightening when your loved ones go out because anything can happen.
    These anti social people don’t deserve to be out in society, I wish they would all stay in their houses
    and not bother anyone else.


  • oh how sad – this coward punch thing has just got to stop – innocent children dying because of booze and testosterone

    I wish this boy and his family all the best, I hope that he might be one of the lucky ones to survive this horrible attack.

    To the culprits, shame on you – I hope the police and karma catch up with you soon – all 6 of you!


  • I hope Tristian Jarman can recover from this and I sincerely hope they find the culprits. What with all the CCTVs around, I am pretty sure they will be caught. This is so sad. Makes me worry for all the innocent young people just out for the night. What is the solution?


  • These attackers are not children, they know what they’re doing, they know their actions will result in serious injury or death. They know their victims do not deserve to be attacked. They are cowards. They belong behind bars for life. I feel angry that good children are injured or die needlessly, their parents and friends devastated for life, whilst the perpetrators keep breathing.


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