Two machete attackers to front Southport court today

Two men will front Southport Magistrates Court today accused of attacking a Gold Coast couple with a machete.

An 18-year-old and 35-year-old man were arrested by police on Saturday following an incident at a Coombabah property in the early hours of the morning.

A couple saw the men outside their home after they were woken by a noise about 2am.


The men were believed to be attempting to steal items from neighbouring homes and construction sites, but fled when they were challenged by the couple.

Police alleged the attackers returned and struck the 34-year-old man and 35-year-old woman with a machete.

They were both taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

The men were charged with one count of unlawful possession of stolen property and two counts of acts intended to maim, disfigure or disable.