A MAN has been arrested and charged over a savage unprovoked attack on a couple aged in their 70s on the Gold Coast.
The 43-year-old man is accused of breaking into the couple’s Clematis Avenue home at Hollywell around 7 o’clock this morning.
Once inside the home, the intruder allegedly punched a 74-year-old woman repeatedly in the face before punching and kicking her 70-year-old partner.
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Police said the couple sustained bruising and minor lacerations to their heads, faces and bodies.
They were transported in an ambulance to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.
The 43-year-old man, who fled the scene before police arrived, was arrested at a nearby house a short time later.
The local man has since been charged with two counts of serious assault of a person over 60 and enter dwelling with intent.
He is due front Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.