Man attacked by pack of youths

A MAN had to be treated at hospital after he was attacked by a group of youths at Toormina.

Police said the 46-year-old was with his wife and two children in their campervan at the Minorie Drive velodrome on Saturday night when the drama unfolded.

As many as 15 youths were in the area at the time and some of them hurled rocks at the van, police said.

The man confronted the thugs, who were intoxicated, but he fell over as he tried to get back inside his van.

He was punched and kicked and sustained a bleeding nose and other facial injuries.

Police were called to the scene and arrested a girl, 16. She was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where she was subsequently charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The velodrome was the venue for the NSW Country Track titles at the weekend.

Elsewhere, a man, 36, sustained serious injuries in a fight at the Hoey Moey at Park Beach.

Police said he and another man, 21, became involved in a dispute about 10.30pm on Friday.

The 36-year-old was punched in the left side of his face and he fell and hit his head on the side of a pool table.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus where he was treated for a fractured jaw and received stitches to a gash above his right eye.

The 21-year-old was interviewed on Saturday at Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.



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