ASSAULT: Police interview Todd Widdicombe.
ASSAULT: Police interview Todd Widdicombe.

Live to air: Radio star punched three times

SUNSHINE Coast radio presenter Todd Widdicombe had a violent end to a live broadcast at the launch of the Caloundra Fringe Festival yesterday afternoon.

Mr Widdicombe required treatment after allegedly being repeatedly punched by a member of the public.

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MixFM reported that an unidentified man had approached Mr Widdicombe and struck him three times without warning.

A police media spokeswoman confirmed an incident had occurred at Tay Avenue, Caloundra, shortly before 5pm yesterday, opposite the Grand Pacific resort.

The spokeswoman confirmed a staff member had been assaulted by a member of the public and that one person had been taken into custody and was assisting police with their enquiries.

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Mr Widdicombe received first aid on the scene, however QAS officers were not required, the police media spokeswoman confirmed.

MixFM reported that their broadcaster had been later taken to hospital for treatment.

Mr Widdicombe posted on Facebook, via the MixFM page: "Hey guys, not the ideal end to a great event for me, but I'm ok, just a bit shaken up. Thanks for your support! ~ Toddy," he posted.



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