Police lay charges after serious assault at Gladstone

Gladstone detectives investigating an alleged serious assault of an 18-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 2 have charged a man with several offences including attempted rape.

Police will allege the woman was sitting outside a Flinders Parade address at around 2.30am when three teenagers known to her approached from behind.

It will be further alleged that two of the teenagers verbally and physically assaulted the woman while the third videoed the incident.

The woman was allegedly verbally abused, kicked and punched in the head, face and body several times, as well as having her hair pulled, during the ordeal which lasted around 30 minutes. She sustained facial injuries and bruising.

The trio allegedly stole jewellery and personal property from the woman before fleeing on foot.

An 18-year-old West Gladstone man was arrested and charged yesterday by detectives. He was denied police bail and is due to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court today on four charges: attempt to commit rape (domestic violence offence), assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence offence), robbery in company using personal violence (domestic violence offence) and breach of a domestic violence order.

The two 17-year-old girls were charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in company using personal violence and robbery in company using personal violence.

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