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Two men charged over Indian assault

Two men charged over Indian assault

January 23, 2010


A teenager and a 20-year-old man have been charged over the robbery and assault of an Indian national while he was using a telephone box in south Brisbane.

The incident created headlines as it was the second attack on an Indian overnight on Thursday in Brisbane, although police said the attacks weren't linked and were not racially motivated.

The 25-year-old man was using a telephone box in Macgregor, in Brisbane's south, at 10.40pm (AEST) on Thursday when he was allegedly set upon and punched to the side of the head and robbed of his wallet and cigarettes.

Police have charged two people with actual violence while in company over the incident.

Police said a 15-year-old boy would be dealt with under the Juvenile Justice Act while a 20-year-old Macgregor man was due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

In a separate incident, an Indian taxi driver was attacked about 2.40am (AEST) on Friday after an argument broke out with two men in Carindale, in Brisbane's southeast.

The men punched the driver in the face several times and smashed the car's windscreen.

Two men have been charged over that incident and are due to face court again in March.

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