Teens charged after alleged attack on elderly couple

POLICE have charged two boys after an assault on an elderly couple along Burrendong Road at Coombabah on Friday.

It’s alleged around 1:25pm, a 67-year-old man was punched and then struck in the head with a pick handle, before a 62-year-old woman was struck in the arm with the handle after a verbal altercation.

The man and woman were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


The boys aged 14 and 16 were both charged with one count each serious assault and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.