THE son of the victim of the Rhyl Avenue machete attack has been excused a court appearance after magistrates heard his father is not expected to survive the day.

Mohsan Choudry, 20, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, faces charges of possessing a knife in Rhyl Avenue and damaging a car tyre belonging to Sadaqat Ali on November 25.

Ali is one of the men charged with the attempted murder of Sajed Choudry, 42, following an incident on the same street two days later.

Gareth Price, defending, said Mohsan Choudry had attended court but was anxious to be at his father’s side.

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“His father is at hospital and he has told me this morning there are grave concerns that Mr Choudry senior may not last the day,” said Mr Price.

The 41-year-old is in a coma after having both ears cut off, and suffering a collapsed right lung and a bleed on the brain.

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The dad-of-four underwent a 14-hour operation to have his ears re-attached, using a skin graft from his legs to complete the surgery.

Sajed is unable to breathe on his own and is relying on a life-support machine.

Mariya Choudry, Sajed’s daughter, said the family are in shock about the attack.

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Four people, Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, Rafaqat Ali, 38, of Tenby Close, Blackburn and Fazal Ilhai, 62, also of Tenby Close, and a 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

They are due to appear before Preston Crown Court on Monday, December 17.