Wooden bat, rake used in two violent assaults on Coast
THREE men have been charged in relation to two separate serious assaults on the Sunshine Coast involving a wooden bat and a rake.
On Sunday December 22, police will allege that just before 8pm two men unlawfully gained entry to a Sunset Way residence where they were disturbed by three of the residents.
They allegedly demanded money and when the residents didn't comply, they assaulted each of them with a wooden bat.
A 23-year-old Tewantin man has been charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, and one count each of posses dangerous drugs, possess things used for the use/consumption of a dangerous drug and posses utensils.
He will appear in the Noosa Magistrates Court on February 25, 2014.
A 26-year-old Tewantin man has been charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of possess utensils.
He will appear in the Noosa Magistrates Court on the same date.
Two women and a man suffered serious injuries and were transported to the Nambour Hospital for treatment.
In an unrelated incident, detectives have charged an 18-year-old Gootchie man with one count each of enter dwelling with intent, attempted robbery and two counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm and stealing.
This follows investigations into a burglary with violence in Landsborough on December 12 where an offender was armed with a rake.
Two men and a woman suffered minor injuries and were treated on-scene.
He will appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court on January 16.
"It is shocking that we have seen these two similar incidents on the Sunshine Coast over the past 10 days," Detective Senior Sergeant Darren Edwards, Maroochydore CIB, Officer in Charge said.
"These incidents are traumatising on a number of levels for victims, and serious violence can have disastrous results, which we have seen in the past.
"People need to think about their actions and the repercussions they could have," he said.