A security guard suffered a black eye after he was punched.
A security guard suffered a black eye after he was punched. iunderhill

Security guard suffers black eye after pub fight

A SECURITY guard suffered a black eye when he was punched by two men breaking up a fight at a licensed venue at the weekend.

Two men were drinking inside the Windsor Hotel in Dalby when, about 11.30pm Saturday, they became involved in an altercation with another patron.

Hotel security cameras recorded the incident, showing one of the men strike a patron before the situation escalated.

Another man then joined in the incident and the pair allegedly punched two other patrons numerous times near the bar, causing one of the victims to drop to the ground.

Security then intervened, removing the pair from the establishment.

Dalby police Sergeant Sean Donaghy said it would be alleged the pair refused to move on from the venue at which point police officers arrived.

Sgt Donaghy said responding officers reported seeing the two men allegedly strike the security guard in the face before the pair was arrested.

The men, aged 29 and 25, both of Nanango, were arrested and taken to the Dalby watch house where they spent the remainder of the night.

The pair was charged with two counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm, affray, obstruct police, and failure to leave a licensed premises.

They are due to appear in the Dalby Magistrates Court on September 10.

Sgt Donaghy said the security guard suffered a black eye, and reminded pub-goers that alcohol-fuelled violence of any kind would not be tolerated.

"Violence will not be tolerated in the pubs," he said.

"It's a reminder, too, that pubs have security cameras."