Charges after homeless man allegedly assaulted - Byron Bay

Monday, 03 April 2017 12:38:59 PM

A man will appear in court today after allegedly assaulting a homeless man in Byron Bay yesterday.

About 10.30pm (Sunday 2 April 2017), a 29-year-old homeless man was sleeping on a bench in Apex Park when he was approached by a man who demanded money.

The man allegedly assaulted the homeless man, kicking and stomping on his head a number of times.

Witnesses went to assist the injured man and emergency services were called.

The injured man was taken to Byron District Hospital where he was treated for a large cut to the back of his head.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where he was charged with reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person.

He was refused bail and will appear at Mullumbimby Local Court today (Monday 3 April 2017).