Boy, 14, punched after man flees pub assault
A MAN involved in a fight outside a pub celebrating its re-opening has been charged for a second assault the same morning.
Police will allege two Dalby men, aged 22 and 28, struck two men outside Dalby’s Country Club Hotel about 12.30am Sunday.
The 28-year-old was arrested at the scene and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, while the younger man fled the area.
One of the two men allegedly struck by the pair was knocked unconscious and fell to the pavement, striking his head hard.
Police will allege the 22-year-old punched a boy, 14, sitting on a pushbike outside Domino’s Pizza about five minutes after the pub incident.
The man was arrested and charged after the boy, who suffered a black eye and bruising, filed a complaint with police.
The man has been charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and will appear in court on November 20.
Police will seek a court-ordered ban for the two men, barring them from attending any licensed venue in town.
It’s a continuation of a strong stand against alcohol-fuelled violence in Dalby, with police and publicans uniting to stamp out wrongful behaviour.
Dalby police Sergeant Sean Donaghy said the community needed to learn that licensed venue owners and operators would not tolerate violence.
“Behave or be banned,” Sgt Donaghy said.
“Dalby pubs will not tolerate violence.
“Publicans will not tolerate any form of violence inside or outside licensed venues.”