Man beaten sense­less

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A PORT Dou­glas man was se­verely beaten while walk­ing home from a night out on Sun­day morn­ing.

The 22-year-old vic­tim was walk­ing through the Coles un­der­ground carpark be­tween 2.45-3.15am on Sun­day when he was ap­proached by two men and al­legedly as­saulted in an un­pro­voked at­tack.

The vic­tim was kicked re­peat­edly in the head dur­ing the at­tack and suf­fered two black eyes which re­quired stitches in hos­pi­tal.

It is be­lieved the al­leged at­tack­ers were in­volved in a brawl not in­volv­ing the vic­tim prior to the as­sault.

Port Dou­glas Of­fi­cer-in­Charge Sergeant Damien Mead­ows said the al­leged of­fend­ers had been iden­ti­fied on CCTV and po­lice had “an idea” who they were but were yet to speak to them.

He said po­lice would dis­cuss pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures with the own­ers of the Coles prop­erty to en­sure the area is safe in fu­ture.

“Peo­ple need to be mind­ful that one punch can kill,” he said. “In this case it could have had a very dif­fer­ent out­come for all of the peo­ple in­volved.”

Any wit­nesses to the at­tack are urged to con­tact Port Dou­glas po­lice on 4099 5220.

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