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Motorbike rider bashes Qld park rangers

AAP logoAAP 8/11/2016

A trailbike rider has brutally bashed two rangers who caught him tearing through a conservation park south of Brisbane.

The rangers spotted two men on motorbikes in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park at Logan late last month and tried to box them in, police said on Tuesday.

But one of the riders allegedly turned on the rangers, repeatedly punching them in the head and leaving them with serious injuries.

The offender then climbed onto his mate's bike and they fled together, leaving the other bike behind.

Police are circulating a photo of the abandoned Yamaha Boyesen Racing motorbike, hoping it will lead them to the attacker.

One ranger, 57, was taken to hospital with serious head and facial injuries after the noon attack on October 20. The other, 47, also suffered facial injuries.

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said he was disturbed by the news.

"I don't think people often realise the kinds of situations our rangers find themselves in enforcing park rules and laws on national parks," he said.

Dr Miles said there were remote areas of the park which were often used for illegal activity.

"I want to recognise the important role those rangers and all of our rangers play in keeping our park safe."

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