A MAN who was left severely disabled after an attack has died in hospital 11 years later.

At Bolton Coroner’s Court heard how Stephen Dainton, who was born with mild cerebral palsy, was badly injured in an assault in 2009 and needed a craniotomy for a head injury.

Mr Dainton, aged 29, of Fenwick Close, Westhoughton, was left profoundly disabled and suffering from epilepsy.

But police coroner’s officer Benjamin Dobbs told assistant coroner Stephen Teasdale how Mr Dainton became unwell with a high temperature other symptoms and wa admitted to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan on May 9 this year.

He was found to have clostridium difficile bacteria and was started on antibiotics. But on May 14 his condition deteriorated, he stopped breathing and vomit was found blocking his airways.

Doctors were unable to revive Mr Dainton and a post mortem revealed he had died from aspiration related to cardiac arrest, contributed to by c-difficile colitis and an old traumatic brain injury.

"A police investigation has been carried out. That has been concluded and there is no one is to be charged in relation to this death," said Mr Teasdale. The inquest was adjourned and is due to be resumed on February 3.