Teen charged over string of violent attacks in Byron Bay

A teenage boy has been charged after a string of violent attacks in Byron Bay.

Police were first called to a park on Bay Street around 12.30pm on Thursday after receiving reports a young girl was being assaulted by the teen.

He’s then accused of tackling a 64-year-old man and kicking a 61-year-old woman who were running through the park in a completely unprovoked attack.


The couple were lucky to escape with only minor bruising.

When police finally caught up with the teen, they allegedly found him choking and punching a 14-year-old girl who was known to him.

As they were trying to make an arrest, a senior constable was punched in the head.

The teen was finally taken into custody at Byron Bay Police Station and charged with common assault (DV), intentionally choke person without consent, common assault (x2), resist officer in execution of duty, affray, carry cutting weapon upon apprehension, and assault officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.