Attacked with tomahawk
By LYNDAL GAWEN ? TWO men were allegedly attacked and hit in the head with a tomahawk at a Berserker Street, North Rockhampton, address yesterday morning.
A witness, who did not want to be named, said three men allegedly walked past his home about 10.30am, one carrying a rock and saying to his companions: "Got me back brother''.
"Then there was a lot of yelling and screaming and 'I'll f...ing kill ya.'''
The witness said one of the trio came out of the house trying to hide a tomahawk under his shirt and walked back the way he came complaining of blood on his shirt.
Police said the occupant, Terry King, had a black left eye and what appeared to be a tomahawk cut in his head.
The second man, who was visiting Mr King with a woman, had a similar cut to the left side of his head, police said. The woman had not been injured.
Police arrived as the trio were allegedly walking down Berserker Street toward Rodboro Street. Police jumped one and the other two ran off.
Five uniform crews and two detective crews chased the two through the streets until they were apprehended 25 minutes later.
"It was like what you see on the TV over in America,'' the eyewitness said, "you just needed a Ford Bronco comin' down the street.''
Police said they had no idea what the fight was over, only that it could have been a form of payback.
Three men were charged with entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence, two counts of unlawful wounding, two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm in company with a weapon and going armed to cause fear.
Three men will appear in court today.