Dylan Voller hospitalised after second suicide attempt on the Gold Coast

FORMER Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller has allegedly tried killing himself for the second time in as many days after being arrested for a third time on the Gold Coast.

Voller, 20, was first arrested outside Carrara Stadium on the night of the Games’ opening ceremony after allegedly trying to get into the secure venue without a ticket.

The 20-year-old had travelled to the Coast to be part of the indigenous ‘Stolenwealth Games’ protests.


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He was then arrested for a second time during a dramatic clash with police in Broadbeach on Friday.

Following his second arrest, Voller is alleged to have tried taking his own life in the back of a police van while being driven to the Southport Watch House.

Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd said Mr Voller appeared to be gasping for air and was transported to hospital in a stable condition for observation.

The 20-year-old was charged with breaching bail and was released from police custody on Friday night.

The former youth detainee was arrested for a third time on Saturday morning after allegedly trying to disrupt the cycling road race at Currumbin.

Voller was taken to the Southport Watch House where he allegedly tried harming himself in a police cell.

“He was observed attempting to harm himself inside his cell at approximately 6pm and Watchhouse staff responded immediately,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“He was conveyed to hospital by Queensland Ambulance Service for precautionary assessment.”

The matter has been referred to Ethical Standards Command.

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