15yo charged with murder of popular Gold Coast teen

UPDATE: Sunday, December 15 @ 5.30AM | Police have charged a boy with murder over the alleged stabbing death of a Gold Coast teen in Surfers Paradise.

Jack Beasley, 17, was allegedly stabbed outside the IGA Supermarket on Surfers Paradise Boulevarde on Friday night.

The Parkwood teen was out with friends when his group got into an altercation with another group of males.


Jack was stabbed in the chest but died in hospital a short time later.

A second 17-year-old was also stabbed in the chest and back and remains in hospital.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Three youths attended Beenleigh Police Station on Saturday afternoon following a public appeal by Police to track them down.

A 15-year-old has since been charged with murder and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

The teen from Waterford is due to front the Beenleigh Children’s Court on Monday.

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Friends of Jack gathered in Surfers Paradise on Saturday to remember the popular 17-year-old.

Flowers were laid at the scene of the alleged attack as the teen was remembered as ‘fantastic kid’.

The Helensvale Hornets Rugby League also posted a touching tribute to the teen, who had been a member of the club since he was five.

The club says Jack was ‘loved by all that knew him’ and it is ‘devastated and lost for words’.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the Beasley family.

It has already raised more than $12,000 of its target of $15,000.


EARLIER: Saturday, December 14 @ 12.30 PM | Police have released images of three boys they believe may be able to assist with their investigation into the stabbing death of a teenager on the Gold Coast.

The trio are described as being of Islander appearance, with short black hair and possibly aged in their late teens.

Detectives are urging them to immediately come forward.

“Anyone who recognises them or has any information in relation to their current whereabouts is urged to contact police,” officers said in a statement.

“If sighted, please do not approach but immediately contact police.”

It comes after a 17-year-old Parkwood boy died after being stabbed during a violent brawl in Surfers Paradise.

The fight broke out between two groups of teens on Surfers Paradise Boulevard in Surfers Paradise around 8.00pm on Friday.

A 17-year-old Pacific Pines boy was also stabbed during the altercation.

He remains in hospital receiving treatment to a stab wound to his chest and back.

EARLIER @ 4.30 AM | A major murder investigation is underway after a teenage boy was stabbed to death on the Gold Coast overnight.

It’s understood a fight broke out between two groups of teens on Surfers Paradise Boulevard in Surfers Paradise around 8.00pm on Friday.

During the altercation, two 17-year-old males were stabbed, one in the chest and one in the chest and back.

The pair were both rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where sadly, a 17-year-old boy from Parkwood passed away from his injuries.

A 17-year-old Pacific Pines boy remains in hospital receiving treatment to a stab wound to his chest and back.

Police say some of the people involved in the incident fled the scene before emergency crews arrived.

They’ve spoken to a number of teens from both groups, however are still keen to speak to several others and are appealing for anyone who has not yet spoken with them to come forward.

Detectives would also like to view any vision, such as mobile phone footage, that members of the public may have taken of the fight.

Queensland Police Acting Detective Inspector Mark Proctor told Seven’s Sunrise that it’s a tragic incident.

“Surfers Paradise is actually quite a safe place, and incidents like this are isolated, however when you get alcohol mixed with young people and those sorts of things, they invariably happen,” Detective Inspector Proctor said.

An Incident Centre has been established at Surfers Paradise Police Station with local detectives, specialist police and detectives from the Homicide Investigation Group.

Investigations are continuing.

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