Charges following serious assault in Richmond, QLD

Four men have been charged after another man was allegedly violently assaulted over a half-hour period outside of a licenced premises in Richmond, west of Charters Towers last month, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged on August 23 around 11.40pm a fight broke out between a group of men in the bar area of the Goldring Street business.

It is further alleged that during the altercation a 32-year-old man was knocked to the floor and continually punched before being dragged to the outside footpath by group of men.

The men allegedly continued to kick and punch the man’s head as he lay on the ground before going back inside the premises, leaving him in the gutter.

It is then alleged that one of the men came back outside and photographed the man as he lay on the ground, kicking him back down when he attempted to sit up.

Soon after, the same group of men approached the victim and continued to seriously assault him before taking some of his property.

The alleged incident lasted around 30 minutes.

The man was located about 90 minutes later by a passing ambulance and transported to Richmond Hospital.

He suffered bleeding on the brain and broken ribs along with extensive bruising and lacerations.

Ongoing police investigations into the matter have resulted in the arrest of four men.

A 51-year-old Richmond man, 46-year-old Richmond man, 19-year-old Longreach man and a 46-year-old Alice River man were all charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in company and affray.

They are due to appear in Richmond Magistrates Court on November 14.

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