28/12/2010

Notícia de última hora - Stephanie Gilmore atacada em casa

Última actualização do Courier Mail (jornal australiano):

"FOUR-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore has been bashed by a man wielding a metal pole in a terrifying attack outside her Tweed Heads apartment.

Gilmore, 22, suffered a fractured wrist and cuts to her head and hand as she fought off the pushbike-riding attacker about 9.30pm last night.

She was treated at Tweed Heads Hospital and was today 'traumatised' over the attack, a surfing industry insider said.

Gilmore's friends and neighbours made a dramatic citizens' arrest of the accused attacker after he allegedly returned to the scene.

A police spokeswoman would not confirm Gilmore as the victim but said the woman suffered defensive wounds as she fought off the man who attacked her with the pole on the steps leading up to her Hill Street unit on the Queensland-NSW border.

He allegedly struck Gilmore twice with the pole before fleeing the area on a pushbike.
 
The man later allegedly returned to Gilmore's unit complex where he was seen by friends and neighbours of the victim. They managed to detain the man until police arrived who arrested him.

The man was later arrested and charged with offences including wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was bailed to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on January 10.

``The woman received a laceration to the back of the head, a fractured wrist and lacerations to her hand,'' NSW police said.

Marine Cole, a spokeswoman for Gilmore's major sponsor, Rip Curl, said the surfing champion was too upset to talk and the matter was being handled by police.

``She's a bit shook up, as you would be,'' Ms Cole said.

Gilmore took over from seven-time world champion Layne Beachley as the golden girl of Australian surfing.
She won her first world tour event in 2005 as a schoolgirl wildcard and claimed the championship in her maiden year on the Association of Surfing Professionals circuit.

Gilmore clinched her fourth successvie world title in Puerto Rico last month."

Primeira notícia (do blog):  

Segundo o jornal australiano Herald Sun, a quatro vezes campeã do Mundo Stephanie Gilmore foi atacada por volta das 21h na sua casa em Tweed Heads. O atacante, um homem de 22 anos, tentava entrar em casa da 4x Campeã do Mundo e atingiu-a gravemente com uma barra de ferro.

A Steph ainda tentou lutar com o assaltante mas sofreu de um pulso partido e vários cortes. Foi mais tarde levada para o hospital.

O homem foi capturado pela polícia e está a ser acusado de diversos crimes, incluindo ataque físico com intenção de magoar seriamente.

Espera-se a todo o momento novas actualizações do estado de saúde da Stephanie.

Aqui do blog desejamos tudo pelo melhor à Stephanie Gilmore e esperamos que tudo esteja bem (ou que fique rapidamente!) com ela.

Fontes: Courier Mail, Herald Sun, Waves Mag.

1 comentário:

Pedro Soares Lourenço disse...

Atacada à bastonada por um sem-abrigo?
Numa das zonas mais tranquilas, mais seguras, mais “boa-onda” do planeta??
[Para ficares com uma ideia repara nesta foto (http://www.lippmann.com.au/Residential/PointDangerApartments/tabid/725/language/en-US/Default.aspx) o local em causa é essa avenida central com arvores ou uma das ruas adjacentes]
Eu cá não sou de intrigas…, mas isto não cheira nada bem…, eheh; rápidas melhoras para a Steph.