Police lay charges after serious assault at Aitkenvale, QLD

Police have charged six children after a father and son were allegedly assaulted with a bat in a shopping centre carpark at Aitkenvale on September 6.

It will be alleged that a 62-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were walking to their car on Ross River Road at around 4pm when they were approached by a group of young people who began threatening them.

It is further alleged that one of the group then kicked a door of their vehicle, causing a large dent.

The boys and girls then approached the man and boy and allegedly and began assaulting them with a baseball bat.

The 16-year-old boy fell to the ground and the group continued to kick and punch him before fleeing the carpark.

The boy sustained a number of serious injuries including a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as well as other head trauma.

Detectives from the Townsville Child Protection and Investigation Unit will also allege a video of the assault was later posted on social media.

Today (September 10) two boys aged 14, a 16-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy and two 16-year-old girls were arrested and charged with two counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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