Child charged over alleged role in brutal bashing

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged after allegedly helping two adults brutally bash a man on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The victim, a 24-year-old man from Birtinya, was allegedly attacked at a house on Bellara Drive in Currimundi during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police said the man was socialising at the home when he was set upon by a group of people sometime between 1.20am and 2.10am.


It’s understood the offenders then chased the victim down the street and onto Nicklin Way where it’s alleged they assaulted him a second time.

The man was rushed to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with multiple fractures to his face.

Following investigations, detectives have arrested and charged three people, two men aged 21 and 47 and a 14-year-old boy, with assault occasioning bodily harm in company.

The two men are due to appear in the Caloundra Magistrates Court on August 22 while the child will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

Caloundra detectives are still investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone who attended the house, and who are yet to speak to police, to come forward and contact them.

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 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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