Teenage boy, 14, charged with grievous bodily harm over Brisbane car park attack

A 14-year-old boy has been charged for allegedly attacking a man in his 60s in a shopping centre car park.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Steve Holland

A 14-year-old boy has been charged for allegedly assaulting a man with an “implement” outside a supermarket car park in Brisbane’s north.

The alleged attack happened outside a supermarket on Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge at about 9pm on Friday after an argument broke out.

A 62-year-old man and a woman, who is believed to be the boy’s mother, got into an argument at the car park, Queensland Police said.

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The boy grabbed an “implement” from a car and allegedly assaulted the older man, a police spokeswoman said.

Other media reported the implement was an axe but police did not confirm this.

The man was treated at the scene with a “severe” laceration to his head and the teenager and the woman went to a police station.

The youth was charged with an act intended to cause grievous bodily harm on Saturday.

He will face a children’s court at a later date.

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Caroline Schelle has covered courts, crime and breaking news in Melbourne since 2014. Cutting her teeth with a News Corp cadetship, she spent several years honing her skills at Leader newspapers before moving t… Read more

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