Youths charged over Bargara assault and damage


Police have charged eight youths with offences in relation to a disturbance and vandalism at Bargara earlier this month.

Youths charged over Bargara vandalism
Queensland Police

At 11pm on Friday, September 13 police were called after a large group of boys between the ages of 15 and 17 allegedly assaulted two international male tourists and damaged a public toilet at the Turtle Park.

One of the tourists was allegedly knocked unconscious and another had a contusion to the back of his head. The men refused medical treatment and no formal complaint was made.

It's alleged the disturbance started after the tourists yelled at the group, who had been drinking in the adjacent park, to be quiet.

Detectives from the Bundaberg Child Protection Unit (CPIU) have interviewed and charged eight youths with the Criminal Code offence of affray as a result of the investigations of this incident.

One boy was also charged with wilful damage.

All of the youths have been dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Michael Owens from Bargara Neighbourhood Watch commended Police on their investigation.

“Congratulations to the police on finding the vandals,” he said.

“This is a great outcome for the community as this type of behaviour should not be part of the Bargara landscape.”