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Two young men and a teen girl charged attempted murder

  • A 48-year-old was assaulted in Prospect in Launceston on Wednesday morning
  • Two young men and a teenage girl have been charged with attempted murder
  • The men, 23 and 18, and a Kings Meadows girl, 17 were taken into custody 
  • The trio have been charged with aggravated robbery and attempted murder  
  • His injuries include fractured eye sockets, ribs, nose, jaw and will need surgery

Two young men and a teenage girl have been charged with attempted murder after assaulting a man so badly he needed facial reconstructive surgery.

Tasmania Police said on Friday a man had been taken into custody after the 48-year-old was assaulted in Prospect in Launceston on Wednesday morning.

On Saturday officers said they had charged a 23-year-old man from Waverley, an 18-year-old man from Prospect and a 17-year-old girl from Kings Meadows with aggravated robbery and attempted murder.

A 48-year-old was assaulted in Prospect in Launceston on Wednesday morning – the man’s vehicle (pictured) was recovered from a lake in Waverley on Wednesday

 The 1984 yellow single-cab Mazda utility was found after the man had been attacked 

 The 1984 yellow single-cab Mazda utility was found after the man had been attacked 

‘Investigations are continuing in relation to other persons involved in these crimes,’ police said in a statement early on Saturday. 

The victim is in a serious condition, sedated, in the intensive care unit of the Launceston General Hospital, ABC reported. 

His injuries include fractured eye sockets, ribs, nose and jaw, and will require facial reconstruction surgery. 

The men, 23 and 18, and a Kings Meadows girl, 17, were taken into custody and have now been charged with aggravated robbery and attempted murder

The men, 23 and 18, and a Kings Meadows girl, 17, were taken into custody and have now been charged with aggravated robbery and attempted murder

The man’s vehicle – a 1984 yellow single-cab Mazda utility, was recovered from a lake in Waverley on Wednesday. 

Police said the three people are set to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court later today.  

Anyone with information about the assault is urged to contact Launceston CIB on 131 444 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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