Support flows on social media for alleged coward’s punch victim Greg Dowell


Alleged assault victim Greg Dowell with his fiancée Amy and son Brodie.
Alleged assault victim Greg Dowell with his fiancée Amy and son Brodie.

A GO Fund Me page set up for the Mandurah victim of an alleged “coward’s punch” at Perth Casino has raised $4225 in a week.

Greg Dowell (30) was allegedly punched during an altercation with another man at Crown Casino’s food court after 7.30pm on July 2.

Mr Dowell was celebrating a buck’s night at the time of the incident.

Police claim that Mr Dowell fell on tiles and was knocked unconscious as a result of being hit.

He is currently recovering in hospital from the injuries he sustained, which include a skull fracture.

Mr Dowell lives in Meadow Springs with his fiancée Amy and one-year-old son Brodie.

Briony Sturman wrote on the Go Fund Me page that Mr Dowell was in an induced coma.

“With Greg needing time to recover and the uncertainty of time he will need off work I have set up this page to help one of my favourite families in their time of need,” Ms Sturman wrote.

“Anything will help so please if you can donate and also keep them in your prayers. We hope Greg wakes up soon and has a speedy recovery.”

Mr Dowell was a member of West Cricket Club Alice Springs, which is also supporting the fundraising campaign.

The club described “Dowelly” on social media as a warm, friendly, genuine bloke with nothing but love for his long-term partner Amy and their young son Brodie.

They decried the alleged one punch attack, describing it as “horrible and cowardly”.

A social media campaign has sprung up around the case with friends posting memes saying “stop the coward punch, enough is enough #backinyouingregga”.

A 23-year-old Waikiki man was charged with grievous bodily harm following the incident.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on July 27.