Australia: Man Charged With Assault After Alleged Attack On Queensland Stewards

A 73-year-old man in Queensland, Australia, is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting two Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards Tuesday.

Punters.com reports that the alleged attack took place while the stewards were conducting a routine stable inspection near Toowoomba. The incident, which was captured on a body camera worn by one of the stewards, showed the man spraying the officials in the eyes with fluid, then stealing their keys.

According to the article, the man has been charged with “one count of robbery whilst armed, one count of attempting to enter a premises with intent, two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed, one count of serious assault of a person over 60 years of age, one count of serious assault of a public official and one count of willful damage.”

“It’s very fortunate that neither of the officers has suffered any long-term damage as a result of what occurred yesterday, but having engine degreaser sprayed directly into their face and eyes was a very concerning incident,” Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said.

The accused man is free on conditional bail and is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Dec. 13.

Read more at Punters.com

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