Stabbed teenager ‘stable’

Callum Copson
Callum Copson

A young Kennoway man is in a stable condition in hospital in Turkey after being seriously injured in a stabbing incident while on holiday.

Callum Copson (19) was midway through a 10-day break in the resort of Marmaris last week with his girlfriend, Erin Brown, when he suffered a severe stab wound to the stomach.

Callum Copson with girlfriend Erin Brown.

Callum Copson with girlfriend Erin Brown.

It’s understood the attack followed an argument in a shop, after staff refused to replace a faulty handbag bought a couple of days earlier by Erin.

Callum (pictured) had tried to shield his girlfriend after staff became aggressive, when he was reportedly stabbed by a 15-year-old boy.

This week, however, his sister Rebecca told the Mail his condition was stable and he was awake and talking.

“He is doing OK just now – he’s going to be in hospital for a little while yet,” she said, adding the family now just wanted some privacy.

Parents Lorraine and Eric travelled out to Turkey to be at their son’s bedside.

Rebecca (22) said it had been difficult reading some of the details and descripttions of the case which had appeared in national newspapers as well as getting largely second-hand information, coupled with the initial shock of hearing about the incident.

“We’re finding it really hard to deal with – the fact we can’t be there with him,” she said.