Teen charged over assaulting 63-year-old man in Cairns

March 30, 2023 9:27 am in by

A teen has been arrested this morning over the alleged assault of a 63-year-old man in Cairns.

It will be alleged around 11.50pm, March 13, the victim was walking on Lake Street past a group of juveniles when the boy has allegedly blocked his path before verbally abusing the man and taking his phone.

Police say a small scuffle broke out, and the boy punched the man who fell to the ground before being transported to hospital.

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The boy allegedly fled the scene, but has since been arrested.

He was charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and will appear in Cairns Childrens Court.