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About 1.50am on New Year’s morning, a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were walking west along Oak Street, Evans Head, when a group of people ran towards them.

Five people allegedly punched and kicked the couple while they were on the ground.

The man and woman received injuries to their body, nose, arms and legs and required medical treatment.

The alleged assault was uploaded to social media and inquiries were initiated by detectives from Richmond Police District.

Shortly after 2pm yesterday (January 21) officers arrested a 14-year-old boy at Casino Police Station and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, affray and common assault.

He was released on strict conditional bail and is due to appear before the Casino Children’s Court on February 25.

Investigations are continuing.


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