Woman granted bail over train station attack

UPDATE: A 22-YEAR-OLD mother of two accused of rendering a 53-year-old man unconscious after allegedly pushing him onto train tracks at Nerang has been granted bail. 

The Bulletin reports Jessie Ellen Chalker was waiting at the Nerang Train Station with her two young children and 30-year-old partner around 9pm on Sunday when she started harassing a group of strangers on their way home from the Blues of Broadbeach Festival.

It’s understood CCTV footage shows Chalker repeatedly abusing 53-year-old Rodney White before pushing him off the platform.


He was rushed to hospital with a suspected fractured neck vertebrae, bleeding on the brain and air bubbles on the lungs.

The Loganlea woman was arrested and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and assaulting or obstructing police.

She has been granted bail to reappear before Southport Magistrates Court on June 24.

Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin.

EARLIER: A COUPLE have been charged after an innocent bystander was knocked unconscious during a disturbance at a Gold Coast railway station overnight.

Police said a 52-year-old man lost consciousness after he was pushed onto train tracks at Nerang railway station around 9pm on Sunday following an alleged altercation involving a 22-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Loganlea.

It’s alleged the woman argued with the 52-year-old man who was unknown to her before pushing him off the station’s platform.

Trains were suspended while several witnesses removed the man from the tracks and police investigations were carried out.

The man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital with minor head and back injuries.

The woman was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today while the 30-year-old man will face court on June 23 charged with possessing a knife in a public place.