Homeless man bashed with glass bottle on the Gold Coast

A homeless man is recovering in hospital after a horror attack on the Gold Coast last night.

The 59-year-old man was sleeping on the ground around the side of a building on Griffith Street, in Coolangatta when he was savagely assaulted early this morning.

Police say it looks like a glass bottle was involved in the attack.


The man was rushed to The Tweed Hospital, where he’s undergoing treatment for a possible fractured eye socket, fractured nose and fractured left clavicle.

Investigations are underway to find the attacker, and are calling on public assistance.

Anyone who was in the Coolangatta area this morning, or has any information or dash cam vision to be in contact with police immediately.

Investigations are ongoing.

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.