Woman thrown to the road after violent Southport robbery

A woman has been attacked after having her phone stolen during a violent robbery in Southport on Sunday.

It’s understood the woman was walking along Queen Street around 5.30pm when she was approached by a man.

The man is said to have snatched her mobile phone from her hand before running off to a nearby car.

The woman chased him to Owens Lane and tried to stop him by holding the steering wheel of the vehicle.

A female passenger in the car struck the woman as the vehicle drove along Owens Lane a short distance before the woman fell on to the roadway.

A 45-year-old woman from Southport was transported to Gold Coast University hospital with minor injuries.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, of a slim build with, black hair.

The vehicle is described as a small white hatchback.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

VIDEO | Brutal police bashing broadcast live across the United States

The shocking moment a group of police officers began brutally beating a man who had peacefully surrendered to police during an arrest in the U.S. has been broadcast live on national television.


A news helicopter filmed the disturbing footage following a police chase which reportedly spanned two states on Wednesday.

The footage, which was broadcast live to millions of people across the United States and has since gone viral around the world thanks to social media, shows the driver of the pursued vehicle coming to a stop in New Hampshire.

PHOTO: YouTube

PHOTO: YouTube

The driver, who is reportedly wanted on multiple warrants, is said to have refused to stop for officers in Massachusetts, sparking the subsequent chase.

Surrounded by police whom have their guns trained on the vehicle, the driver is seen to slowly step out of his car and surrender to police by kneeling and placing his hands on the ground before a squad of officers “incorporated” the violent arrest.

PHOTO: YouTube

PHOTO: YouTube

As the helicopter’s footage went live across the country, the news reader reports: “You can see guns drawn and the suspect moving out of that vehicle right now…plenty of law enforcement and also dogs as well.”

Then, police moved in.

“…and now they are incorporating the arrest right here,” the news reader continued as the savage beating began.

PHOTO: YouTube

PHOTO: YouTube

The footage shows eight police officers, including a dog handler, rush towards the unarmed man after he surrenders with at least two officers seen unleashing a flurry of savage punches to the suspects head and body before the camera zooms out in an attempt to censor the brutality.

PHOTO: YouTube

PHOTO: YouTube

The arrest is now the subject of an investigation and departmental review.

“We will conduct a separate departmental review of the actual apprehension, as the video captured by news helicopters shows a use of force against the suspect,” Massachusetts State Police said in a statement to media.

“That review will investigate whether the level of force used was appropriate given the totality of the circumstances.”

Canadian uni student with ‘horrific injuries’ after Gold Coast assault

FIRST ON MYGC: A Canadian university student studying on the Gold Coast has been left with “horrific injuries” after allegedly being coward-punched while enjoying a night out with mates in Surfers Paradise.

The young man, believed to be aged in his late teens or early 20s, was reportedly punched from behind while standing outside the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden in Cavill Avenue on Friday night.

He was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition where he remains this morning, stable and waiting to undergo surgery.

The victim, who hails from Canada, is staying on the Gold Coast while studying full-time at Griffith University.

A mother of one of the victim’s friends told myGC the “bloke” who threw the devastating punch had left her son’s “best mate” with horrific injuries.

“Despite his horrific injuries, the bloke who hit him ran away,” said the victim’s friend’s mother, who requested she remain anonymous.

“He is one of my sons best mates and is here studying from Canada.

“He is currently in hospital with breaks to both sides of his jaw, a broken eye socket and damage to his teeth,” the woman told myGC.

The young student is expected to undergo surgery on Sunday.

Detectives are investigating the assault and, at the time of writing on Saturday night, no arrests had been made.

It’s hoped the attack was captured on council CCTV cameras.

Anyone who witnesses the assault, or may have information that could assist with the police investigation, is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

“Aussie streets more violent than South Africa’s”: GC assault victim

A man who was knocked unconscious in a brutal assault on the Gold Coast last month has told 7 News “the streets of Australia are more dangerous than those in South Africa” after his house-mate fell victim to a similar savage attack on Saturday morning.

Oren Bermeister was knocked out cold and required several stitches to the back of his head after being coward punched at random while out in Broadbeach in March.

Oren told 7 News Gold Coast reporter Mackenzie Lyon that he was horrified to hear that his house-mate had also fallen victim to a similar random attack.

Oren’s house-mate was viciously assaulted, also at random, by two men armed with a knife in Surfers Paradise on Saturday morning.

Police said the 27-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was sitting in the driver’s set of his car which he had stopped on Surfers Paradise Boulevard, near the intersection with Clifford Street, when he was attacked at around 4am.


It’s alleged the two men approached the 27-year-old’s car and opened its doors, at which point police say a female passenger fled to get help.

The two men allegedly proceeded to unleash a violent attack on Oren’s house-mate who had become trapped in the driver’s seat.

The 27-year-old was allegedly punched in the head repeatedly and had a knife held to his throat while the armed due rummaged through his belongings.

According to 7 News Gold Coast the assailants slashed the 27-year-old man’s jacket, stole his watch and smashed the back window of his car.

Police said the victim managed get away after slipping his vehicle into gear and accelerating away during the violent struggle.

“He could have been killed,” Oren told 7 News Gold Coast‘s Mackenzie Lyon. “They told him they were going to cut his throat.”

The 27-year-old was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The victim’s house-mate told 7 News he no longer felt safe walking the streets in Australia following yet another savage incident so close to home.

“The streets of Australia are more dangerous than the streets of South Africa,” Oren said.

It’s understood Saturday morning’s terrifying incident in Surfers Paradise may have been captured on council security cameras.

Detectives are reviewing the CCTV footage.

As investigations into the attack continue, police are urging anyone who may be able to assist them with information to come forward.

Paramedic undergoes surgery after brutal assault in Melbourne’s north

Two women and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested and charged over the alleged brutal assault of two paramedics in Melbourne’s north.

The alleged attack occurred around 6.30pm on Thursday when the paramedics were attending to a patient in Hobbs Crescent, Reservoir.

Police say both paramedics were allegedly assaulted, with the male receiving significant injuries that resulted in him being hospitalised and having to undergo surgery.

It’s further alleged the trio crashed a car into the paramedics’ ambulance before fleeing, causing extensive damage.

Two women, aged 30 and 19, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested and have since each been charged with multiple offences, including assault and theft.

The two women were remanded in custody to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today, while the teenage boy was also remanded to appear in a children’s court on Monday.