Hotel assault leaves man in hospital with serious injuries

POLICE have charged an Oxenford man following a serious assault that occurred late last night at Surfers Paradise.

Around 11.05pm, a man became involved in a verbal argument with another man at a hotel on Palm Avenue. As they left the hotel, it will be alleged that the argument escalated and the other man punched him in the face.

The 45-year-old man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

A 37-year-old Oxenford man has been charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday, September 1.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.