Get him ... let?s get him

By DARRYN NUFER A BOTTLE struck Matthew Clarke on his left shoulder with such force it smashed and knocked him to the ground.

That was moments after he had heard someone yell: "Get him ... let's get him''.

The next thing he remembered from the Monday night attack was lying in Rockhampton's Denison Street with his hands up over his head.

He was being kicked "all over''. "I got kicked in the head, back, legs, thighs and ribs,'' he said.

"They tried to turn me over but all they managed to do was drag me along and I felt people going through my pockets.''

His wallet and $140 cash went, along with his mobile phone.

"After they took my phone I heard someone say: 'Let's get the .... out of here' and they ran off.

"After they'd left I remember getting up and falling over again and there was blood all over the place. I could feel pain in my nose and side of my face.''

A passerby helped Mr Clarke to a nearby pub where his mate was staying.

Mr Clarke had sustained a broken nose, swelling to both sides of his face, cuts and abrasions to his hands, arms, left thigh, nose, and a cut to the head.

He was taken to Rockhampton Hospital.

Yesterday Mr Clarke said he had not been able to work since the incident due to his injuries.

"I'll probably be off work for at least a week,'' he said.



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