Head-punch sus­pect charged

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS | NATION -

A MAN has been charged with as­sault after al­legedly punch­ing for­mer prime min­is­ter Kevin Rudd’s 19-year-old god­son dur­ing an ar­gu­ment about mar­riage equal­ity.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the 48-year-old Mu­rar­rie man al­legedly hit the teenager in the head at a bus stop in Bulimba on Mon­day.

The man, who has also been charged with pub­lic nui­sance of­fences, is to ap­pear in court next month.

On Wed­nes­day Mr Rudd tweeted a pic­ture of Sean Foster, say­ing he was at­tacked while cam­paign­ing for mar­riage equal­ity.

“So many warn­ings to Turn­bull about what the postal vote could un­leash,” he tweeted. “Now my god­son Sean has been punched for stand­ing up for mar­riage equal­ity.”

On Face­book, the Bulimba 4 Mar­riage Equal­ity group said Mr Foster was con­fronted by a man who called him a “fag­got”, then told him, “I hate f**king fag­gots.”

– Bene­dict Brook and An­drew Koubaridis

PHOTO: TWIT­TER/@MRKRUDD

BLOOD­IED: Sean

Foster.

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