A YEPPOON teenager blew Magistrate Barry Cosgrove a raspberry as he left the court yesterday morning, facing serious assault charges.

Jak Swayne, 17 made a brief appearance in Yeppoon Magistrates Court charged with the assault of a Rockhampton teenager at Pinefest in October last year.

A lengthy police investigation followed the incident which left 17-year-old Jakob Newton in a coma with a fractured skull and three bleeds on his brain.

He was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital intensive care unit.

It is alleged Swayne punched the teenager in the head, causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on a brick.

After three weeks in hospital Jakob returned home to Cooee Bay but was unable to return to school for the remainder of the year.

"The doctors told me I was lucky to survive as my head injuries were so serious," he told the Morning Bulletin last year.

Swayne was represented by Doug Winning from Winning Lawyers who said the matter would inevitably go to trial.

Swayne was remanded to appear on April 4 for a mention.



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