Accused Surfers Paradise one punch attacker granted bail

THE man accused of a one punch attack in Surfers Paradise, which left the victim in an induced coma, has been released on strict bail conditions.

Ricky Lefoe, 27, appeared briefly in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning, just over 24 hours after the alleged attack on Orchid Avenue.

His lawyers made an application for bail which was granted with a $50,000 surety. He was also ordered to hand over his passports and told not to contact co-defendants.


The Magistrate also ruled Lefoe, who is originally from Sydney, cannot return to Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach or any safe night precinct in Queensland while on bail.

Lefoe and another man are accused of approaching a group at Orchid Avenue and stealing their food around 1.00am, causing a fight to break out.

Lefoe is then accused of punching a 29-year-old Tugun man, causing him to lose consciousness and fall and hit his heat on the concrete.

The victim sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital in a serious condition but it’s understood his condition deteriorated through the day and he was placed in an induced come late on Wednesday.