Shocking moment man is savagely bashed on tram tracks after kicking love rival who was enjoying a night out with his ex-girlfriend – before his attacker pulls him to safety
- Antonio Gatt, 22, bashed a man on the Gold Coast in January 28 incident
- Gatt pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court to one count of affray
- Court heard victim and Gatt had words, because Gatt was with his ex-partner
Astonishing footage shows the moment a man bashed a love rival in a fight fuelled by jealousy over a woman.
Antonio Gatt, 22, unleashed a number of punches in the incident on the Gold Coast after the victim first kicked out at him – all because Gatt was dating his ex-partner.
Following the vicious assault, restaurant worker Gatt left the victim lying motionless on the tram tracks in Surfers Paradise about 4.30am on January 28.
But CCTV showed him returning to the scene moments later, dragging the injured man away from the tracks and danger.
Antonio Gatt (pictured, middle in black) began arguing with a man in the Gold Coast incident in January
Gatt (left) was later charged with affray after bashing the man at a Gold Coast tram station in January this year
After assaulting the man, Gold Coast resident Antonio Gatt showed his compassionate side, dragging the victim off the tram tracks where he could have been killed
On Thursday, Gatt pleaded guilty in the Southport Magistrates Court to one count of affray.
He was fined $900 with a conviction also recorded.
‘You were extremely fortunate that there were not much more significant injuries to the victim of your assault, but I do not consider your conduct to indicate a propensity for violence,’ Magistrate Louisa Pink said.
‘It appeared to me that you only responded in the face of provocation.’
Defence lawyer Farshad Sarabi told the court his client had been out with a woman when the pair came across the victim, who happened to be the woman’s former boyfriend.
The trio then started arguing before the victim kicked out at Gatt – which started the fight between the men, that quickly intensified.
‘My client did take steps back to avoid the fight but I can see that he did go too far,’ Sarabi said.
‘To his credit once his passions cooled, he did move him off the tram tracks and sat him up.’
Mr Sarabi also said Gatt had checked himself into a rehabilitation facility in May.