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A 23-year-old Tweed Heads man has been charged over an alleged home invasion in Bogangar in which a young couple were bashed on Sunday night.

Police say that around 8.30pm on Sunday, a woman aged 19 and a man, 24, were home watching television when the man allegedly entered the home.

Once inside, it’s alleged the man struck both occupants with a hockey stick before it was able to be wrestled from him.

The man allegedly armed himself with a knife from the kitchen before being struck with the hockey stick by one of the occupants.

A scuffle broke out between the occupants and the man which moved outside into the front yard.

A neighbour who heard the commotion, attempted to help but was threatened with the knife.

The 23-year-old then fled from the area in a car and was stopped soon after on the M1 at Tweed Heads by highway patrol officers.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads police station where he was later charged with aggravated break and entry, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of assault.

He faced Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday and bail was again refused.

As a result of the incident, the male victim was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering minor injuries. The woman suffered shoulder and knee injuries.

The neighbour who came to assist was not injured.


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