5 charged over brutal brawl at Southport tram stop; police appeal for footage

DETECTIVES on the Gold Coast are appealing for more information and mobile phone footage from the public as they continue to investigate a brutal brawl at a tram stop in Southport.

The violence erupted on the platform at the Southport South station around 3.30am on Saturday.

Police say three men were bailed up by a group of teens as they stepped off a tram at the Queen Street station.


The three men were allegedly punched and kicked in the head, causing them to collapse onto the pavement before one of them was struck over the head with a glass bottle.

The victims, two aged 19 and the other 20, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A short time later, police arrested five men, two aged 18, two 19 and another 19, all of whom have been charged with three counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm.

The group faced Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday where they were granted bail to reappear on August 15.

As investigations into the brutal brawl continue, detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it or knows of any other people who may have been involved to come forward and contact police.

They would also like to speak with anyone who may have recorded the incident on a mobile phone.