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Two Young Men Charged With Assaulting 71YO With Metal Bar

Two young men have been charged with assaulting an elderly woman after she told them to move on as they began shouting outside her Gladstone home.

The men were allegedly creating a ruckus at 7.20pm on Thursday when the woman, 71, confronted them. Police allege the pair damaged a window and a gate before hitting the woman in the stomach with a metal bar. She suffered a non-life threatening injury.

A 20-year-old Barney Point man and a 21-year-old Gladstone man were charged with one count each of serious assault of a person over the age of 60, wilful damage and forcible entry. They are due to appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Thursday.

AAP

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