A man has been charged over a horrifying attack on a homeless man in Byron Bay overnight.
It’s understood that around 10.30pm, a 29-year-old homeless man was sleeping on a bench in Apex Park when he was approached by a man who demanded money.
The man then allegedly brutally assaulted the homeless man, kicking and stomping on his head a number of times.
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Horrified witnesses raced to the homeless man’s aid and contacted emergency services.
He was then taken to the Byron District Hospital where he was treated for a large cut to the back of his head.
A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where he was charged with reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person.
He is due to appear at Mullumbimby Local Court today.