Charges laid over tyre iron attack near childcare centre
UPDATE 2.50PM: Charges have been laid after an domestic dispute involving a tyre iron and a dog broke out in Norman Gardens this morning, just houses away from a childcare centre.
Initial reports suggested the Smithwick St incident involved a person being struck with a brick, but new information from the Queensland Police Service has revealed it was a tyre iron.
The alleged offender struck the victim with the tyre iron before a neighbour intervened.
It is believed a man sustained injuries to his head or neck, as well as his legs and forearm.
The offender was charged with once count of assault occasioning bodily harm and is expected to appear in court on December 16.
UPDATE 9.40AM: A MAN has been treated by paramedics at the scene of an assault in Norman Gardens.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 8.40am after reports someone had been attacked with a brick in Smithwick St.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said there were multiple calls to the same incident from several different people in the area.
Police and detectives were on scene while paramedics treated a man for arm injuries.
The Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said another man in his 50s was taken to Rockhampton Hospital following the incident, but there were no details available on his injuries.
A resident of the street said it wasn't unusual to have disturbances in the area.
The neighbour said they heard a noise but had not seen anything this morning.
INITIAL: MULTIPLE police crews are responding to reports of a serious assault in Smithwick Street, Norman Gardens
Initial reports suggest a man has suffered significant injuries to the head and neck after being attacked by a man armed with a brick.
Reports suggest the man has also suffered wounds to the legs after being attacked by a dog at the same address.
Queensland Ambulance Service are also responding to treat the male, who has a significant wound to the back of the head and wounds to his legs.
A second male at the scene reportedly has a broken forearm.
More updates to come.