Race boost for Adam

A Yorkshire teacher is fighting for his life in a Thai hospital after being attacked at random with a hammer. New father Adam Pickles, from Bradford, is in a coma following emergency brain surgery after the savage assault by a stranger. Picture shows Adam Pickles with his son Benjamin
A Yorkshire teacher is fighting for his life in a Thai hospital after being attacked at random with a hammer. New father Adam Pickles, from Bradford, is in a coma following emergency brain surgery after the savage assault by a stranger. Picture shows Adam Pickles with his son Benjamin

FRIENDS and family of a coma-stricken teacher have raised thousands of pounds towards his medical bill.

Former Cathedral Academy teacher Adam Pickles continues to fight for his life, nine weeks after he was assaulted in Thailand, where he was teaching at the time.

The 40-year-old dad remains in a coma at Leeds General Infirmary after he was airlifted back to the UK three weeks ago.

A British man has been arrested on attempted murder charges over the attack and remains in custody in Thailand.

Family and friends back home have been fundraising to pay his hospital fees and repatriation costs, which were originally expected to be £70,000.

The final cost has risen to £123,000, with campaigners already at the £80,000 mark.

A charity race night at Thornes Cricket Club last Friday, organised by fellow Cathedral Academy teacher Dani Nicholls, raised nearly £1,500.

Sean Henry Tinsley, 43, of Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of Mr Pickles and remains in custody.

It is understood Tinsley will stand trial over the allegation.

To support the fundraising quest visit www.donatetoadam.org