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Petition to deport Caleb Maraku after coward punch

Over 17,000 people have signed a petition calling for the deportation of a man responsible for a cowardly one-punch attack.

New Zealand-born Caleb Maraku, 19, was filmed laughing and posing for selfies outside court after avoiding jail time for the sickening assault at Surfers Paradise.

Maraku, who moved to Australia six years ago, was filmed brutally punching another 19-year-old early on November 27, leaving his victim unconscious on the pavement.

 

Over 17,000 people have signed a petition calling for the deportation of a man responsible for a vicious one-punch attack (pictured)

Caleb Maraku (pictured), 19, was filmed laughing and posing for selfies outside court after avoiding jail time for the sickening assault at Surfers Paradise

Caleb Maraku (pictured), 19, was filmed laughing and posing for selfies outside court after avoiding jail time for the sickening assault at Surfers Paradise

'We the community seek to see the deportation of Caleb Maraku as his actions have caused more harm than good in the state of Queensland, Australia,' reads the petition (pictured)

‘We the community seek to see the deportation of Caleb Maraku as his actions have caused more harm than good in the state of Queensland, Australia,’ reads the petition (pictured)

He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and breaching a banning order, as he was prohibited from being in the area at the time.

The petition calls attention to the breach, and demands Queensland Attorney General Yvette D’Ath force Maraku to return to New Zealand.

‘We the community seek to see the deportation of Caleb Maraku as his actions have caused more harm than good in the state of Queensland, Australia,’ it reads.

Maraku was filmed brutally punching another 19-year-old in the early hours of November 27, leaving his victim unconscious on the pavement (pictured)

Maraku was filmed brutally punching another 19-year-old in the early hours of November 27, leaving his victim unconscious on the pavement (pictured)

‘He not only had cowardly punched a unsuspecting teen in an unprovoked attack but had also disregarded the fact that he was already suspended from Surfers Paradise when the attack took place.[sic]’

By 8am on Monday 17,510 people had signed the petition, which was posted on Change.org one week ago.

Despite his guilty pleas, Maraku was fined $361 and given a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol during that period.

If Maraku had been sentenced to more than 12 months he would have faced automatic deportation. 

Despite his guilty pleas, Maraku (pictured) was fined $361 and given a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol during that period

Despite his guilty pleas, Maraku (pictured) was fined $361 and given a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol during that period

While leaving Southport Magistrates Court Maraku laughed and took selfies 'for his fans' (pictured)

While leaving Southport Magistrates Court Maraku laughed and took selfies ‘for his fans’ (pictured)

While leaving Southport Magistrates Court Maraku laughed and took selfies ‘for his fans’.

He has since been challenged to a boxing match by Sydney fighter Kelly Foley, and Maraku has accepted.

Foley will pay Maraku $10,000 to take part in the bout, which Maraku has agreed to give to his victim. 

Kelly Foley (pictured, left), a professional boxer from Sydney's northern beaches, has challenged the 19-year-old to a charity boxing match

Kelly Foley (pictured, left), a professional boxer from Sydney’s northern beaches, has challenged the 19-year-old to a charity boxing match



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