Man wanted over serious assault in Byron Bay

POLICE believe a violent man wanted over a serious assault south of the border may be hiding out on the Gold Coast and have warned members of the public to not approach him.

Jason Anthony Rutter, 43, is accused of being involved in a brutal attack at Byron Bay on Tuesday August 5.

The day after the alleged assault, Mr Rutter’s car was located at Coolangatta.


A warrant for his arrest has been issued but despite desperate attempts by police locate him, he has not been found.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 175cm and 185cm tall, with thin build and brown hair.

If spotted, members of the public have been warned not to approach him, but to contact triple zero (000) immediately.