Gang savagely bash security guard in Noosa attack
A VIOLENT assault in Noosa has left a security guard in hospital bleeding from the head with boot prints on his back.
The Verifact Security guard was working at the Halse Lodge Hostel on Christmas Eve when he was allegedly bashed by three men.
Police said the intoxicated men had punched the guard six times in the head before kicking him while he was lying on the ground.
He was left with boot prints to the left side of his back, two black eyes and cuts to the head.
Verifact Security was unavailable for comment yesterday.
The hostel manager said the guard had been hired for the Christmas Eve celebrations.
He would not comment on the incident.
However, he said the men had not been at the lodge.
Noosa Police Senior Sergeant Steve McReight said the assault had started when the security guard approached the men and two females.
He said they were intoxicated.
They then threw a glass at the guard, before punching him in the head.
"Police reported boot marks on the guard's left side of his back from the assault," Snr Sgt McReight said.
"He had a slight concussion and was bleeding from the head.
"The offenders decamped when police arrived."
Witnesses described the men as Australian, 180cm tall, of athletic build and aged about 25.
They said one was wearing a blue surf T-shirt and jeans.
Another wore a black cap and T-shirt and the third had a shaved head and dark clothing.
An ambulance transported the security guard to Noosa Hospital.
There he was treated for concussion and cuts to the head.
He was unavailable for comment yesterday.
Police said anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.