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$2000 for Boyne Island victim of vicious home invasion

A VICIOUS home invasion, which left a teenager with a fractured skull, had been a simmering cauldron for some time, the Gladstone District Court heard on Tuesday.

Jacob Wyly was sentenced to two years imprisonment with immediate parole, for his role in a Boyne Island neighbour dispute last year.

The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and one count of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed.

The court heard Wyly had broken down the front door of his neighbour's house just after midnight on August 25 last year, after his neighbour's 17-year-old son had been having a loud party with friends.

It proved the final straw for Wyly, who went over with an 80cm long metal bar and struck the young man in the head, fracturing his skull and leaving him with 10 stitches.

Judge Michael Noud also ordered Wyly to pay $2000 compensation to his victim.

Topics:  assault, boyne island, burglary, gladstone crime, gladstone district court



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