Alleged basher charged

August 4, 2023 9:34 am in by

A Glen Huon man continues what’s likely to be a lengthy recovery after an alleged coward punch outside of a Huon Valley licensed premises last month.

The 25-year-old was hospitalised with injuries including a fractured skull and brain bleeding.

Police have now charged a 21-year-old Kingston man over the incident, as well as an unrelated serious assault in the state’s north…

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He’s due in court on the 21st.

As part of investigations the hotel’s licensee was fined nearly $3000 for supplying alcohol to a 15 year old.

“It is extremely disheartening that the staff of a licensed establishment would disregard their obligation to enforce age restrictions and provide alcohol to a person so young,” said Inspector Colin Riley.

“We expect a higher standard of responsibility from those involved in the service of alcohol.”