Men charged over horror half-hour attack

FOUR men have been charged with bashing, kicking and stomping on a man in a horrifying attack that lasted half-an-hour outside a pub in outback Queensland.

The victim was assaulted in a bar on Goldring Street at Richmond about 11.40pm on August 23.

It’s alleged the 32-year-old man was knocked to the floor and repeatedly punched in the head before being dragged outside onto the footpath by a group of men.


The group of men allegedly proceeded to belt the man on the street, kicking and punching him in the head as he lay on the ground, before leaving him in the gutter and going back inside the pub.

It is then further alleged that one of the men came back outside and photographed the man as he lay on the ground before kicking him back down when he tried sitting up.

But the vicious assault didn’t stop there.

Soon after, police said the same group of men walked back out of the pub and again started to brutally beat the man before taking off with his property.

It wasn’t until a passing ambulance spotted the man lying on the roadside, seriously injured and covered in blood about 90 minutes later that he was rushed to hospital.

Police said the man suffered bleeding on the brain and broken ribs along with extensive bruising and lacerations.

Following a protracted investigation, four men – two aged 46 and the others 19 and 51 – have been arrested and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in company and affray.

All four are due to apepar in Richmond Magistrates Court on November 14.

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