Brazilian student in custody for alleged Surfers glassing attack

A BRAZILIAN student will spend the next couple of nights behind bars, over an alleged glassing incident in Surfers Paradise.

Andre Rosa is accused of hitting another man across the back of the head with a bottle during an altercation at Waxys Irish Pub last night.

It’s believed the 43-year-old victim pushed past Rosa, 31, around 9.20pm, prompting the physical altercation.


According to The Bulletin, Rosa was unable to apply for bail in Southport Magistrates Court this morning, as he lacked the English to give the duty lawyer adequate instruction.

He will have to stay in custody until his next appearance on Wednesday, when a Portuguese interpreter will be used.

The victim has been treated in Gold Coast University Hospital for lacerations to the back of his head.