Ambulance QLD

Man stabbed by teen while coming to aid of elderly man in Logan

A 15-year-old boy has been charged after he allegedly stabbed a man who came to the aid of an elderly man in Logan.

The 26-year-old victim was trying to help an elderly man on a mobility scooter, who was being harrassed by three teenagers in Heritage Park yesterday afternoon.

An altercation then broke out between the 26-year-old and the teenagers, before the 15-year-old produced a knife and stabbed the man.

Luckily, the man was able to restrain the teen and take him into a nearby service station where he could call police.

The man then had to be taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and is due in Beenleigh Childrens Court today.

measles

URGENT: Measles warning for the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters are being urged to keep an eye out for measles symptoms, after an infected person visited the Robina Hospital.

The person attended Robina Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday 21 July while infectious.

The Public Health Unit is working to get in touch with people who may have been in contact with the person.

It’s understood they’ve visited a number of other locations while infected, though those locations haven’t been released by Gold Coast Health yet.

Gold Coast Public Health Unit Staff Specialist Dr Andre Wattiaux said there were only a handful of people in the waiting room at the same time as the infected person.

Each of these have been contacted and provided with advice based on their individual circumstances.

Meantime, other members of the public are being urged to be alert for measles symptoms.

The initial symptoms can include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore red eyes. This is followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash which often starts on the face and then becomes widespread over the body.

Gold Coast Health is urging anyone who may be displaying these symptoms to immediately contact their GP.

For more information on the measles virus visit the Queensland Health website or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Ambulance QLD

Man hospitalised after car rolled backwards into him on Gold Coast

A man is recovering in hospital this morning, after a car hit him in a driveway.

It happened at a private address in Elanora around 6.00am.

Emergency services were called to the scene, following reports a car had rolled backwards in a driveway before hitting the man.

He was treated briefly at the scene for a leg injury, before being taken to hospital.

It’s understood he’s in a stable condition.

No other injuries have been reported.

Gold Coast Police

Woman charged over violent carjacking at coast shopping centre

UPDATE @ July 19, 6.30 AM | A WOMAN has been charged over a violent carjacking at a shopping centre in Arundel.

The 32-year-old was arrested on Thursday, shortly after a public appeal by Gold Coast police.

She’s been charged with Robbery in Company and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle over the terrifying July 5 incident, which saw a man repeatedly punched and his car stolen.

The 20-year-old was sitting in his vehicle at the back of a shopping centre on Napper Road just before 11.00pm, when he was approached by a man and woman who engaged him in conversation before assaulting him and stealing his car.

A 47-year-old Southport man was also charged with robbery with violence and in company, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of a restricted drug.

The woman, who police say is from Parkwood, is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

EARLIER @ July 18, 12.30 PM | Police are appealing for help to find a woman wanted over a violent carjacking at a shopping centre in Arundel.

A 20-year-old man was sitting in his car at the back of the shopping centre on Napper Road just before 11.00pm on July 5, when he was approached by the woman.

It’s understood she engaged the man in conversation, before jumping into the passenger seat.

A short time later, another man approached the vehicle and started threatening the victim, before the woman started punching him.

“The man got out of his vehicle and the woman jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off,” Queensland Police said.

Miraculously, the man escaped with only minor injuries.

A 47-year-old Southport man has since been arrested over the incident and is due to appear in Southport Court today charged with robbery with violence and in company, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of a restricted drug.

Anyone who recognises the woman in the footage is urged to contact police.

She’s described as Caucasian, 166 cm tall, with a proportionate build, possibly dark purple hair and was wearing a black top, brown coloured shorts, black jacket, white socks and black shoes.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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