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Man assaulted, house broken into over long weekend

Police had a relatively quiet Easter weekend with only three offences reported.
Police had a relatively quiet Easter weekend with only three offences reported. Tessa Mapstone

A 56-YEAR-OLD man was allegedly assaulted by two people while walking along Alfred Street in Mackay on Saturday night.

A Police spokesperson said one of the people allegedly punched the man in the face, and the other kicked him while he was on the ground.

The 56-year-old ran to a nearby business while the two people who allegedly assaulted him ran.

Ambulance Services transported the man to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment for facial injuries.

No one has been charged as yet.

In Airlie Beach a 24-year-old Jubilee Pocket man was charged with drink driving after police stopped him on a moped.

Police allegedly found the man riding without a helmet and parked in a disabled park without the proper certificate.

The man was charged with one count each of failing to wear a helmet, stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities, and one count of driving under the influence after he returned a blood alcohol level of 0.182 per cent.

In Shaw Street Mackay, sometime between 10pm Saturday and 7.15am Sunday, a number of unknown people broke into a unit by damaging a rear screen door.

A man and a 55-year-old woman were in the unit at the time, but it's alleged the offenders took mobile phones, wallets and keys.

No charges have been laid yet.

If you have any information on the above that could help police, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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