WHITSUNDAY police are investigating a serious assault in Airlie Beach. Police said they were looking for three suspects in relation to the assault that happened outside McDonald’s on Shute Harbour Rd about 3.20am on Saturday. A 32-year-old Mackay man and a 55-year-old security guard, who tried to intervene, were hurt during the attack.
The security guard was knocked out as a result of the assault, while the 32-year-old man received a broken jaw and a cut to his eye. Both men were taken to Proserpine Hospital and were released the following day. Police have released images of the suspects. On the same night, a 25-year-old Airlie Beach man was allegedly punched by a 35-year-old man inside Paddy's Shenanigans about 2.35am. Police said the pair had an argument before the older man punched the 25-year-old as he left the venue, leaving him lying unconscious on the floor. The 35-year-old man was charged with causing bodily harm.