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Scots College graduate Hugo Ball allegedly stabbed by his mum in Bellevue Hill is exec's son

The last time most people saw Hugo Ball, the Scots College graduate was being carried out of his own house on a stretcher, bleeding profusely.  

But Daily Mail Australia can reveal the 22-year-old is back on his feet after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in one of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs, Bellevue Hill. 

Ball has been discharged from the city's St Vincent's Hospital and appeared injured, but happy, as he accepted a food delivery from a kind friend on Tuesday evening.

The labourer has been recovering at his corporate high flyer father Ian Ball's $5.5million Paddington terrace, his arm in a sling. 

Meanwhile, his mother Samantha Palmer, 55, is herself due to face the family's troubles head on on Wednesday.

Palmer, who is accused of repeatedly stabbing her son, is expected to apply for bail in a Sydney court after spending four nights in custody.

Back on his feet: Daily Mail Australia was there to capture the happy moment a mate came to visit injured Scots College alumni Hugo Ball on Tuesday evening - four days after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in Bellevue Hill

Ball has been shacking up with his British-born father, corporate high flyer Ian Ball (together, left), in Sydney's Paddington since he was discharged from St Vincent's Hospital. On right, he smiled when a friend brought him a special delivery of what appeared to be a brown paper bag of food on Tuesday evening 

Ball is seen being stretchered out of his mother and stepfather's $3.1 million home in the early hours of the weekend, bleeding profusely after allegedly being stabbed

His mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in her black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with 'wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm'

Palmer was arrested by police in her pearls and summer evening dress at 1.40am on Saturday.

Video at the time recorded her shrieking her new husband's name: 'Jamie, Jamie... I love you Jamie!'. 

Her lawyer, Darren Emery, said she plans to 'vigorously' defend the charge. He told a court this past week she had no criminal record. 

Fresh details about family's high-flying background  

Ball had struggled with drugs since graduating from $33,000-a-year Scots College, a court has heard 

The alleged stabbing victim, Hugo, has been described as a keen rugby player and UFC enthusiast who struggled with drugs since graduating from his $33,000-a-year elite private school.

Hugo's family, sans his mother, is now divided between two multi-million dollar homes - one in Bellevue Hill and another in Paddington.  

The young man is now living at his father's spectacular five bedroom terrace, which actress Toni Colette reportedly once made an aborted offer on.

Neighbours hadn't seen him at his mother and step-father James Tilley's $3.1million, sprawling Bellevue Hill home - the scene of Saturday's alleged crime - this week.  

The family's multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill - a ritzy suburb in Sydney's east - was allegedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

Since being released from St Vincents Hospital, Mr Ball has shacked up at a five bedroom terrace owned by his corporate high flyer father 

Hugo's parents Palmer and Mr Ball senior divorced in 'acrimonious' circumstances a decade ago, a court has heard.

Palmer remarried local businessman Mr Tilley in 2014. They were known in plush Bellevue Hill as a 'nice, normal family.' 

Meanwhile, Hugo's dad has forged an extremely successful career with a swag of senior executive roles.

Those include CEO of infrastructure company Cardno and deputy CEO of Ernst and Young's local arm, and now as an executive with an entertainment company. (Mr Ball senior declined to comment). 

The Ball family appear to have enjoyed the fruits of hard labour - but have never before found themselves the talk of Sydney's uber-rich like this.   

What a court has already been told about the incident

A bail hearing was told at the weekend that Hugo had stumbled into his home about 1.40am, hours after his curfew.

The court was reportedly told his mother allegedly attacked the young man after an 'incoherent' Hugo told her he had apparently been involved in a murder.  

'He's come home and is acting erratically and he is walking around incoherently,' lawyer Darren Emery told the court, according to the Daily Telegraph.

'He tells her that he has committed a murder.'

Mr Emery claimed Ball had abused ice, heroin and valium after graduating from Scots in 2015.  

Mr Emery told the court on Sunday Hugo had twice spent time at Robina Hospital, Queensland in recent months. He had been studying at Bond University there.

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate's shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney's prestigious Scots College

Ms Palmer (centre) is arrested by police and loaded into a police wagon on Saturday morning

He had been studying at Bond University but Palmer and Mr Tilley were recently allowed to travel to the Gold Coast, without quarantining, to bring him home. 

Separately, Mr Ball himself had been charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, while he was living in Queensland. 

'We had a feeling something was going on in Queensland with the boy,' a source close to the family told Daily Mail Australia this week.

That case was also due to come before Southport Magistrates Court - today. 

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