THE mum of a teen left in a coma after an alleged attack has told of the devastating affect on her son’s life and the painful process of recovery ahead.

Gino Hargreaves was injured in Hancock Street, Blackburn, as he made his way home from an under-18s disco at Liquid nightclub on October 30 last year.

The Witton High School pupil’s head injuries were so severe that doctors placed him in a medically-induced coma as he fought for his life.

Pictures of the 15-year-old on a life support machine were released in a bid to catch his attackers.

Three-months on and the youngster is making steady progress, but some of the damage could be long-term.

His mum Jane said: “Gino seems okay. He’s obviously not going to make a full recovery, but he’s still young and he's getting on with it.

“His whole right-hand side has been affected. He can’t walk too far and he can only write a couple of sentences.

“He’s become very clumsy and can’t remember how to tie his shoelaces up, and he still gets very tired.

She added: “His right eye is looking off to the side, and he can see out of both, but it’s like a tunnel vision. He can’t see either side.

“It has been an absolutely horrendous ordeal.”

Two men, Kieran Chatburn, 29, of Hamlet Close, Bank Top, and Stuart Hartley, 25, of no fixed address, yesterday appeared before Preston Crown Court charged with wounding with intent.

The case was adjourned until later this month.

Jane said: “I will be at court all the way through, but Gino won’t. He doesn't remember what happened to him.

“He needs to get on with his life.

“They do say the brain blocks out big traumas and that’s a good thing.

“It’s like 2009 has been put on hold already until the court case is finished.”