Teen charged after violent home invasion

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An teenager has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm over a violent home invasion left a 57-year-old resident with serious facial injuries needing hospital treatment on Saturday morning.

Police allege just before 9am a 17-year-old man attempted to steal money from the 57-year-old male occupant of the Wesley Street, Lutwyche, unit.

Police say the younger man then picked up a small table and struck the older man in the head with it before further assaulting him with a wooden hat rack.

The attacker then fled the scene. The charged man was located by police in Windsor a short time after the attack. Police allege he then kicked a female constable in the leg while she attempted to take him into custody.

The 17-year-old Slacks Creek man has been charged with a string of offences including grievous bodily harm, robbery as well as assaulting and obstructing police.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 57-year-old Lutwyche man was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital for treatment of serious facial injuries.

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