Police charge teen over New Year’s Day assault at Evans Head

A teenage boy has been charged with assault and affray over an alleged assault on the Far North Coast on New Year’s Day.

About 1.50am (Wednesday 1 January 2020), a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were walking west along Oak Street, Evans Head, when a group of people ran toward them.

The couple were allegedly set upon by up to five people, who punched and kicked them while they were on the ground.

The man and woman sustained injuries to their body, nose, arms and legs and required medical treatment.

The alleged assault was uploaded to social media and inquiries were initiated by detectives attached to Richmond Police District.

On Tuesday (14 January 2020), police attended the Casino CBD and arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in company, affray, and common assault.

He’s been granted strict conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

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