Man found injured on Gold Coast road, bleeding from the head

A person has been rushed to hospital after being found lying injured on a Gold Coast road, bleeding from the head.

Paramedics said the male, who age is not yet known, was found on Savoy Drive in Broadbeach Waters with a head injury shortly before 11pm on Friday.

He has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

It is not clear how the man sustained the head injury.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Teens turn on police after birthday party spirals out-of-control in NSW

A female police officer has had a chair smashed over her back while trying to break up a brawl at a wild teenage birthday party in Sydney’s north west.

Officers were called to the party at a community hall on River Road at Ermington just after 10pm on Friday following reports a brawl had broken out between a large number of guests.

Police tried dispersing the crowd when it’s alleged a number of the 100-plus party-goers resisted and turned on them.

During the melee, it’s alleged an 18-year-old man struck a female officer over the back with a chair.

Police called for reinforcements from neighbouring suburbs and eventually managed to shut down the party a short time later.

Three young men – aged 19, 18 and 17-years-old – were arrested and taken to Rosehill Police Station for processing.

The 19-year-old was charged with affray, intimidation and hindering police while the 18-year-old was charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest.

The 17-year-old male was issued a caution for affray.

WATCH: Parachutist crash-lands during Anzac ceremony at AFL match


A military paratrooper has been taken to hospital after crash landing at the Sydney Cricket Ground while honouring Anzac diggers during a pre-match ceremony at an AFL game on Saturday.

The man was one of around half a dozen parachutists who descended on the SCG as part of the special Anzac ceremony around 30 minutes before play was scheduled to begin between the Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles.

PHOTO: Twitter / Matthew Taylor ‏@MattCNBC

PHOTO: Twitter / Matthew Taylor ‏@MattCNBC

The man lost control of his parachute in mid-air before falling heavily to the ground in front of a shocked crowd.

He was stretchered off the oval in a conscious state and in a neck brace before being taken to hospital with a suspected fractured pelvis, among other injuries.

Woman wrestled to the ground, sexually assaulted by men at rest stop

A woman has been left traumatised and covered in cuts and bruises after allegedly being pinned to the ground and sexually assaulted by two men inside a toilet block at a rest stop near Yass.

Police say the 44-year-old was driving a white dual-cab ute and towing a horse float along the Hume Highway when she pulled into a service station at Yass at around 10.10pm on Sunday 17 April.

Two hours later, the woman left the service station and continued to drive along the Hume Highway towards Sydney, when she stopped at a rest stop somewhere between Yass and Campbelltown and entered a toilet block.

Once inside the toilet block, police have been told the woman was allegedly wrestled to the ground by two men and sexually assaulted.

The woman, traumatised and injured, drove to her home on the state’s central coast and contacted police.

She was treated by paramedics for cuts and bruises.

Investigating officers are trying to determine what rest stop the woman stopped at as it’s understood she was too traumatised to pinpoint an exact location.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as they try and track down the woman’s alleged attackers who have only been described as having Australian accents and smelling strongly of body odour.

“It’s believed there may have been two semi-trailers parked at the rest stop at the time of the incident,” police said in a statement.

Officers are pleading with the drivers of these two trucks to come forward.

Anyone who may have seen the woman’s vehicle – a white dual cab utility towing a horse float with Queensland registration – or any suspicious activity at any rest stop along the 220 kilometre stretch of highway between Yass and Campbelltown to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

At least 75 dead, 200 injured after fire rips through Indian temple

Fireworks have sparked a ferocious fire which has ripped through a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 200.

Hundreds of people had gathered inside the Paravoor temple in Kollam city during a major festival when a stockpile of fireworks exploded around 3.30am local time Sunday.

According to NBC News, a spark during a fireworks display set fire to a separate batch of fireworks that had been stored inside the temple ahead of the Hindu new year festival this coming Thursday.

Flames reportedly engulfed the sacred building within minutes, trapping hundreds inside.

At least 75 people are feared to have burned to death, while more than 200 are said to have been injured, many of them seriously.