UPDATE @ February 11: A second man has been charged over the alleged brutal bashing of a man at a gym in Upper Coomera last week.
A 20-year-old man was looking at his phone while in the open area of the gym on Days Road last Monday, when he was allegedly hit in the head several times with a five-kilo weight.
The man fell to the ground where he was further assaulted before two men fled the scene.
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Following the release of video footage of the assault last week, a 24-year-old man was arrested at a home in Upper Coomera on Sunday.
He was charged with grievous bodily harm and is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on February 24.
A second man, a 22-year-old from Helensvale, also handed himself into police this morning.
He has since been charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a drug utensil.
The man was denied police bail to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
EARLIER @ February 10: A man has been charged over the alleged vicious assault of a man at an Upper Coomera gym last week.
And police say they have the second suspect in their sights.
A 20-year-old man was allegedly hit in the head several times with a five-kilo weight at the Days Rd gym last Monday in what Police say was an unprovoked attack.
The man fell to the ground but the assault continued before the two men left the gym.
The victim was helped by staff and later underwent surgery at the Gold Coast University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police carried out a search warrant at a home at Upper Coomera on Sunday, arresting a 24-year-old man.
He’s been charged with grievous bodily harm and is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on February 24.
“Violence within our community will not be tolerated, particularly in a public place, and will be promptly investigated,” Detective Senior Sergeant Ian Galpin, Major and Organised Crime Squad said.
“We have also identified the second suspect, and I encourage that individual to surrender himself to police.”
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