Friday 22 November 2019

Teen rescued after getting stuck in air vent to face court

An Irish teen who got stuck in a nightclub air vent in Australia will face court
An Irish teen who got stuck in a nightclub air vent in Australia will face court
Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

An Irish teenager who got stuck in an air vent in an Australian night club and had to be rescued by emergency services will appear in court today.

The 18-year-old was allegedly trying to gain access to a night club - having earlier been refused entry by bouncers - when he became trapped in the vent and had to be freed by rescuers.

The teenager, who has not been named by police, has been charged with a number of offences including entering a premises after being refused entry, attempting to enter a premises after being refused entry, wilful damage and trespass.

The incident is alleged to have happened at a night club on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The man will appear before Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

Queensland Police said they were called to the night club at around 1.30am after reports a man was stuck in an air vent.

In a statement a police spokesperson said: "Police will allege that the man became wedged in the roof cavity while trying to gain unauthorised access to the club after he was refused entry by door security.

"Damage was caused to a glass door and the plasterboard of the roof during the incident.

"Emergency services attended to free him before he was arrested by police."

Police have appealed for witnesses to the alleged incident to contact them.

Irish Independent

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