Teen charged for brutal attack

A DRUNKEN Berserker youth allegedly brutally beat up a man in his 50s in an unprovoked attack outside the man's home on Monday night, police said yesterday.

A police spokesman said the 56-year-old victim suffered extensive injuries including a black eye and multiple cuts and bruises to his face and body from the alleged attack.

The spokesman said authorities were called to a disturbance at a unit complex on Phillips St, Berserker, about 9.30pm.

When police arrived they located the 16-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age.

It was alleged the youth was intoxicated and abusive towards police and he was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing police.

Later when police returned to the complex they spoke with the man who had allegedly been attacked.

The police spokesman said it was alleged the man was in his unit watching television when the youth started yelling abuse at him from outside and challenged him to a fight.

The man's front door was locked.

It was alleged the youth hurled a large piece of wood into the glass door smashing it.

The spokesman said the victim was allegedly pulled outside and punched to the back of the head.

He was allegedly punched a second time before falling and was kicked several times to the body.

The spokesman said another person came out and took the youth away. However, he returned shortly afterwards with a knife and continued to threaten the man, police said.

The youth has been further charged with entering a dwelling with intent, assault occasioning bodily harm and wilful damage.

He was yesterday remanded in custody while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

He is expected to reappear in court next week.



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