Serious assault charges, Laidley

Police have charged a man and a boy after the serious assault of two men in Laidley yesterday.

Around 5pm, a group of people became involved in a verbal altercation on Wyman Court when it allegedly turned physical.

The men were allegedly assaulted by a man and a boy from the group, who were armed with sticks and a baseball bat.

A 70-year-old man sustained a fracture to his arm, bruising and lacerations.

The second victim, a 50-year-old man, suffered only minor injuries.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, serious assault of a person over 60, going armed as to cause fear and acts intended to maim, disfigure or disable.

He is expected to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on September 19.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, serious assault of a person over 60, going armed as to cause fear and acts intended to maim, disfigure or disable.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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