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‘Amazing’ Boston bar manager left in induced coma after late-night attack

An “amazing” Lincolnshire bar manager has been left in an induced coma after he was attacked outside of a pub. The victim, named as Adi Whiting on a GoFundMe page, reportedly suffered extensive brain trauma after being “beaten across the head” with a baseball bat outside of the Carpenters Arms in Boston.

Officers from Lincolnshire Police were called to Witham Street at around 11pm on Sunday, January 14, following reports of a fight. A man in his 30s, understood to be Mr Whiting, had been “seriously injured”. A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident.

Mr Whiting was placed in an induced coma, a relative said on social media. In the description for the pub’s fundraiser, organiser Jan Riley said the swelling on his brain was still “too severe” to perform any tests.

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She said: “Doctors are very concerned that there is nothing happening as yet, but it is still too early to be sure.” Mr Whiting has a fiancée, Sarah, and a “beautiful baby boy,” Sylvester, who is 11 months old.

The organiser added: “Like any young couple starting out, they have very little money and live in rented accommodation.”

Mr Whiting remains at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he was placed in intensive care. Tributes have poured in and more than £13,000 has been raised to support his family.

One donor said: “No young family with a long life in front of them should be put in this position. I do hope that Adi makes a full recovery and is able to enjoy bringing up his little boy, Sylvester, with mum, Sarah.”

A spokesperson for The Carpenters Arms, known to locals as The Carps, thanked donators for the “outpouring of love and support” during “this most difficult time”. They said in a Facebook post: “By now you will know what has happened and how this beautiful family’s lives have been changed forever.”

Please donate as much as you can to help support the family through the next few difficult months.”

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