A security guard at Byron Bay’s Cheeky Monkeys Bar and Restaurant was lucky to escape serious injury on Friday (May 19) after three patrons who had been asked to leave attacked him.
Police say that at about 9.45pm a Queensland man aged in his mid 20’s was removed from the bar.
He and two of his associates, also from Queensland, then allegedly assaulted the security guard by slamming a door into his back and grabbing him by the throat.
During the assault the security officer’s clothing was damaged.
Police arrived a short time later and the arrested three men.
They have CCTV footage of the incident.
The trio will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on June 8.