Youths face court over 'attack'

A GROUP of six youths who allegedly attacked a group of tourists at Pottsville in the early hours of January 25, entered no plea to charges of affray at Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday.

Stephen James Wright, 18, Jason Richard Moore, 20, Nelson Philip Barton Weinthal, 21, two male juveniles aged 15 and 16, plus a 16-year-old girl, each faced a charge of affray.

It is alleged Wright and the 15-year-old male juvenile also recklessly caused grievous bodily harm to the victims.

Moore and the 16-year-old girl allegedly committed assault.

The charges stemmed from an alleged incident between 12.40am and 12.55am at Pottsville on January 25.

At court yesterday, solicitor Carl Edwards said the defendants needed time to enter a plea because the facts of the case were “convoluted”.

The cases are scheduled for another mention at Tweed Heads Local Court on April 6.

Three men were taken to Tweed Hospital after the alleged incident.

A 28-year-old man was left with a fractured right ankle and a 26-year-old received head injuries including a fractured eye socket.

Another 28-year-old man suffered facial and head injuries.



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