Dad, son attacked in street

TWO Clifton men were attacked while waiting for their Chinese take-away in Pittsworth on Wednesday night.

The 49-year-old father and son, 16, had placed their order for dinner and were passing time looking at homes advertised in a nearby real estate business on Yandilla St when the alleged assault took place.

A police media spokesman said two men believed to be in their mid-to-late teens rounded on the pair about 7pm.

"One of the victims told the (two offenders) to quieten down, as they were making a bit of noise," he said.

"At this point one offender has grabbed hold of his shirt and proceeded to punch him in the face.

"The other victim then attempted to pull the offender off, and was punched by the second offender."

It is believed the father was attacked first after asking the pair to move through quietly.

The 16-year-old was knocked unconscious and was kicked after falling to the ground.

At this stage, another person in the area called out to the offenders to leave and they took off.

The father and son were taken by ambulance to Toowoomba Base Hospital as a precaution, with face lacerations and minor injuries and facial bruising.

Clifton Police Sergeant Guy Smidt said the victims' family were in shock.

"The young bloke has just got his learners and he was clocking up the night driving and they decided to drive to Pittsworth to get some Chinese food," he said.

"They're a lovely family from Clifton."

The two victims are helping Pittsworth police with their investigations to find the alleged attackers.

The only description provided has been their perceived age of mid-to-late teens.

Anyone else with information is urged to contact Pittsworth Police on 4693 1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.


In Southern Downs police news, Stanthorpe police are investigating a theft that took place at the local McDonalds last Saturday.

A handbag was stolen from a customer and while some of the contents were later found on the side of the road between Warwick and Stanthorpe, some electronic items had been stolen.

Closer to the Stanthorpe CBD, offenders unlawfully entered an unlocked garage in College Rd, near the intersection of Brittania St, some time over the weekend.

An assortment of tools was taken from the garage and police are seeking information from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area.

All drivers and passengers were lucky to escape unhurt when two cars collided at the intersection of Wallangarra Rd and the New England Highway.

The accident happened about midday on Monday.

A second accident occurred on Thursday morning at the intersection of Foster and Forrest Sts, Glen Aplin.

Again, all drivers and passengers did not sustain injuries from the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the two thefts at Stanthorpe is urged to contact Stanthorpe Police on 4681 6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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