A teenager has been charged over an attack on a man at his Ballina home in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 34-year-old man was woken by someone banging on the first-floor balcony doors at his Greenhalgh Street home at about 1.30am.
He found a 17-year-old boy, who is known to the family, standing outside.
Concerned for the teenager’s welfare, the man let him inside the house, later asking him to leave via the front door.
The pair allegedly became involved in an altercation during which the man was knocked unconscious.
The man was taken to the Gold Coast Hospital for treatment of a fractured skull and jaw.
His partner, a 33-year-old woman, and her three children, a 13-year-old boy, 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl, were uninjured in the incident.
As a result of inquiries, the 17-year-old boy was later arrested and taken to Ballina Police Station.
He was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and refused bail. He was due to appear in Parramatta Children’s Court yesterday.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.