Kids wielding baseball bat, rocks, knife assault father

A father was assaulted and his daughter spat at, at the Geraldton foreshore last Thursday according to Police. 


Around 5pm on Thursday 2/4/15, a man and a woman were at the children's park with their young kids at Geraldton's foreshore. A group of youths were there as well. 

The man approached the group about their abusive language and behaviour. The youths then allegedly became abusive, spitting at the man and his daughter. 

Police say one of the youths struck the man with a baseball bat to his ribs, while other youths threw rocks at home, one of which struck his left eye. 

It's also alleged that another youth threatened the man with a kitchen knife that he had concealed within his pocket.

The man required medical assistance where he received stitches to his left eye. 

Geraldton police attended the area where a 14 year old juvenile from Rangeway was arrested. He will face Geraldton Children’s Court later this month charged with the following offences;

1 x Carried and Article with Intent to Cause Fear

1 x Common Assault

1 x Criminal Damage or Destruction of Property

1 x Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm

Inquiries are continuing by Geraldton Police.