Man arrested over one-punch attack in Surfers Paradise

A man’s in custody after allegedly punching another man in Surfers Paradise overnight, causing him to cut his head on a metal drain.

Emergency services were called to the corner of Cavill Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue just before 3.30 am, following reports of the incident.

At the scene, a 51-year-old man had suffered a deep laceration to the back of his head, after he was allegedly punched and fell, hitting his head on a metal drain in the gutter.


He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a police spokesperson.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested but is yet to be charged.

Investigations are continuing.