Two 18 year olds allegedly assaulted in Surfers Paradise

Update 12.30pm: Team Scotland has released a statement after it was revealed one of its former athletes was allegedly involved in an assault in Surfers Paradise.

Police said the altercation broke out on the dance floor of the Sin City nightclub around 3am on Thursday.

In a statement, Team Scotland identified the former athlete as Glasgow 2014 boxing bronze medallist Stephen Lavelle.


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“We have subsequently been informed that the individual involved was the Glasgow 2014 boxing bronze medallist Stephen Lavelle, who we understand is now resident in Australia.

“We can confirm he has no official capacity with the Team Scotland delegation on the Gold Coast.

“This is not the type of behaviour that we would expect from anybody associated with Team Scotland, past or present,” the statement said.

Earlier 8.40am: A former Commonwealth Games athlete is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two teenagers in Surfers Paradise early this morning.

Around 3 am, a scuffle broke out on the dance floor of Sin City, which quickly escalated into a fight.

An 18-year-old woman was allegedly punched in the face, while a glass was thrown at an 18-year-old man, causing significant facial injuries.

Security intervened and called the police before the male teen was taken to hospital.

The 27-year-old man from Victoria is believed to be an ex-athlete, taking home a bronze medal in the 2014 Glasgow games.

Despite his sporting history, it’s understood he’s not here in any official capacity.

He’s been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of common assault, and is due to face court on April 30.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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