Police in Australia have charged two assailants who beat a wheelchair-bound Canadian tourist with a metal bar.
The man, 35, had been heading to his girlfriend's apartment after attending a concert in Sydney when he was attacked.
He has been left with with skull injuries, swelling of the brain and a number of cuts.
"He is a wonderful, kind, generous strong individual who's been through a lot in his life and he doesn't deserve what's happened to him," his girlfriend Kristin Sharrock told reporters.
The man, whose name has not been revealed due to the requests of family members, has been in a wheelchair since breaking his back in a snowmobile accident ten years ago.
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