Schoolie in coma after being bashed on Gold Coast
A SCHOOLIE has allegedly been punched and assaulted by two NSW schoolies during one of the busiest nights since festivities started on the Gold Coast.
Police alleged punched the 18-year-old Queensland victim was punched in the head several times by a 17-year-old, before an 18-year-old co-accused continued the attack and spat on him.
Fairfax reported the incident was captured on CCTV, with investigators using the footage to track the two alleged offenders.
The drama started at around 12.05am on Friday with a verbal row between a group of schoolies at Cavill Avenue.
Police have charged a 17-year-old schoolie with grevious bodily harm and an 18-year-old schoolie with two counts of common assault.
Both teenagers from New South Wales will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.
The 17-year-old victim is in the Gold Coast University Hospital undergoing medical treatment for his injuries. News reports said he had been placed in an induced coma.
Police said overnight there were 11 male schoolies arrested on 13 charges which were for public nuisance, street and assault offences.
There were also 36 schoolies issued with liquor infringement notices for drinking in a public place.
In relation to non-schoolies overnight police arrested 9 people on 12 charges mainly for public nuisance, street and drug offences with seven non-schoolies receiving liquor infringement notices.