Tourist bashed, kicked in head in brutal unprovoked attack

DETECTIVES investigating the brutal, unprovoked attack of a tourist outside a restaurant on the Gold Coast have released CCTV images of four men who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The 49-year-old victim was walking along Hooker Boulevard outside Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant in Broadbeach when he was set upon by a group of men about 11 pm on Saturday, October 6.

Police said the group approached the victim from behind and started beating him for no reason.


The man was struck several times in the face and head, causing him to the ground where he was kicked repeatedly in the head before the group ran off.

Police said the attack was brutal was “unexpected”.

The 49-year-old was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since returned to his home interstate.

Investigators today released CCTV images of four men (see them below) who were seen in the area of Hooker Boulevard around the time of the attack and have encouraged them to make contact with police.

Detectives also want to speak with anyone who observed the men between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigations is urged to contact them.

(Source: Qld Police)

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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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Hey Jayden
Just for the heads up, can you please give the option to make your photos of the suspects bigger as most people on their phones can’t even see these guys faces from the small pics represented here. Otherwise nice work on your website.