Youths arrested over alleged stolen car crash in Ormeau

An innocent motorist is continuing to recover in hospital after a group of juveniles allegedly ploughed a stolen car into his vehicle on the northern Gold Coast.

The car, which police say was stolen from Beenleigh, collided head-on with another vehicle along Peachey Road in Ormeau around 1pm on Monday.

Five youths allegedly fled the scene, but were tracked down by the Dog Squad in nearby bushland a short time later and arrested.

The driver of the other vehicle, a man in his 50s, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

All youths involved are continuing to assist detectives with inquiries.

Investigations continue.

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The Bachelor spotted filming on the Gold Coast!

It’s time to get your stalk on, Bachie fans!

We’ve just been given our first sneak peek of this year’s Bachelor as filming for the upcoming season officially gets underway.

This year, the show is being filmed on the Gold Coast, with a $2.8 million waterfront property in Helensvale reportedly being used as The Bachelor mansion.

Melbourne Tigers basketball player Felix Von Hofe has been revealed as the man vying to find his happily ever after.

The 27-year-old was yesterday snapped on a date at a park with one of the ladies fighting to win his heart… and spoiler alert… she received a rose!

It’s the first time The Bachelor Australia has ever been filmed outside of New South Wales.

Production of the reality TV series is expected to create around 80 local jobs and contribute an estimated $4.1 million into the Queensland economy.

 

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Gold Coast security guards under fire over violent confrontation

Three security guards are under fire this morning over their interaction with a couple outside a Gold Coast pub.

The incident, which was caught on camera by onlookers, occurred outside The Grand Hotel in Labrador.

In the footage, the three men can be seen having an argument with a man and woman before it quickly takes a turn.

One security guard shoves the woman down a set of stairs before another guard launches a similar move on the man.

The young couple had reportedly been asked to leave the pub for being disruptive.

Police have confirmed they are not investigating at this stage as no complaints have been made.

The vision has received mixed reactions from viewers.

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Dew confident on new Suns coaching deal

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is as confident as ever that he will earn a new contract with the AFL club despite the looming spectre of Alastair Clarkson.

Four-time premiership mentor Clarkson has declared he will consider offers to return to coaching next season.

The GWS job is available after Leon Cameron stepped down last week.

But there is widespread speculation the AFL wants Clarkson in the tough Gold Coast market, where the Suns have struggled to make an impact since joining the competition in 2011.

Dew is out of contract at the end of this year but has public support from the Gold Coast hierarchy.

The 42-year-old, who has a 23-1-68 record over five seasons, is confident he will be given a new deal to continue on the path he has led the playing group down.

“I am, is the short answer, and probably the only answer I need to give because that’s how I feel,” Dew told Fox Footy.

“I’m a bit like the players, I’m getting towards that 80 to 100-game mark and I feel really comfortable in my own skin, and in and around the group.

“Our players across all demographics have committed to the club and obviously I’m a big part of that … we’ve got a great environment up here and we’re enjoying where we’re going.”

Clarkson, for whom Dew was a key player in Hawthorn’s 2008 premiership, said last week he felt sick being linked to the Gold Coast role because of the pair’s connection.

Dew said he has not had any contact from Clarkson in recent times.

“My absolute focus is on the team and club, and I think that’s where it needs to be,” Dew said.

Dew has led Gold Coast to upset wins over top-eight sides Fremantle and Sydney over the past two weeks.

Their 4-5 record has confounded the critics and put the Suns on the verge of the finals places ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Western Bulldogs in Ballarat.

“We don’t harp on the underdog tag because then it becomes self-fulfilling,” Dew said.

“We approach each game as if we’ve got the possibility to win and we prepare for the opposition’s best.

“We’re really confident that if we can get our players in the right headspace that that can cater for all opposition.

“Our challenge has been to deliver that and we’ve done that the last couple of weeks but we’ve also had some periods in games that have cost us.”

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Gold Coast resident’s foot run over in violent break-in, car robbery

Police are on the hunt for a thief following a violent robbery in Parkwood, which saw a man’s foot run over by his own vehicle.

According to detectives, a man broke into a home on Woodstock Court around 11pm last night, threatening the resident before grabbing his car keys.

“The resident then armed himself with a baseball bat and attempted to stop the man driving off,” Queensland Police said.

“Following a short struggle, the occupant struck his vehicle with the bat, causing the driver’s side mirror to fall off and the windscreen to break.”

The man fled in the vehicle, running over the resident’s foot, causing a “significant and serious injury”.

The vehicle, a black 2007 Holden Captiva station wagon,  was found abandoned on Chichester Drive at Arundel around 1am.

Investigators are appealing for any residents or businesses in Parkwood and Arundel to come forward with relevant CCTV or dashcam.

The man is described as pacific islander in appearance with a solid build, wearing a navy blue cap and surgical mask.

Investigations continue.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.