Five now charged over brutal torture of man in Southport

UPDATE 5.50PM: A further two men have been charged over the shocking torture of a 26-year-old Loganholme man in Southport last week.

The victim burst into a woman’s George Street unit, bleeding from multiple wounds and begging for help around 9.30am on Thursday 5 January.

It’s alleged the man had been held hostage and was tortured for several hours at a nearby business.


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Two 24-year-old men from Kuraby and Mermaid Waters were this afternoon arrested and each charged with torture, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and armed robbery.

They’ll both front Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday 12 January.

It comes after two men from Mermaid Waters, aged 30 and 24, were arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in the attack earlier today.

A 24-year-old Parkwood man was charged last week. Police have confirmed the men are all known to each other.

EARLIER: A further two men have been charged after another man was horrifically tortured and held against his will at a business in Southport last week.

Around 9.30am on Thursday January 5, emergency crews raced to a unit on George Street in Southport after a bloodied man burst into an elderly woman’s home begging for help.

The 26-year-old man, who police say is from Logan, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being stretchered into the back of an ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.

Police allege the victim had been assaulted by multiple people at a nearby business just moments earlier.

Following ongoing investigations, officers arrested a 30-year-old Mermaid Waters man. He has been charged with torture, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and armed robbery.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

A 24-year-old Mermaid Waters man has also been charged with torture, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

The two men were charged in addition to a 24-year-old Parkwood man who was arrested and charged last week.

Police say all the men are known to each other.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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