Alleged Schoolies attacker has case dropped

A TEENAGER accused of belting a girl over the head with a coffee cup in a Surfers Paradise apartment during last year’s Schoolies celebrations has had her charges withdrawn. 

Izzy Ruger, 18, claimed she had been struck on the head with a ceramic coffee mug during an argument on November 19.

Photo’s of Ms Ruger’s bloodied face went viral after they were uploaded to social media moments after the alleged attack.


Kate Szepanowski, 19, was later charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.

She briefly appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday where she learned the charge against her had been dismissed.

Police told the court Ms Ruger no longer wanted to proceed with legal action.

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