Assault leaves man in hospital

A NEIGHBOURHOOD dispute left one man in hospital and the other with criminal charges at Banora Point.

Tweed Police duty officer Inspector Darren Steel said a 29-year-old Banora Point man was yesterday charged with assault and aggravated break and enter after an incident on Tuesday night.

“Police had attended a block of units in relation to a noise complaint earlier in the evening,” Insp Steel said.

“The resident was spoken to and the music turned down.

“Later that evening, about 9pm, a resident of a unit in the same complex was confronted by the 29-year-old man and was verbally abused by him and punched in the face.”

Insp Steel said the victim managed to escape into his home.

“However the 29-year-old man was able to force his way into the unit, where he continued to assault the man.

“The victim fell to the floor and was allegedly able to reach a hammer to try and protect himself.”

Insp Steel said the offender wrestled the hammer from the victim’s grip and assaulted him with it.

“The victim was able to run to the footpath where he was located by police a short time later and taken to the Tweed Heads hospital,” he said.

“The 29-year-old man was interviewed (yesterday) and charged with the offences.”

He will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.



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