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Qld cops target violent teen beach parties

AAP logoAAP 7/10/2016 David Sigston

Teenagers as young as 14 have been punched, kicked, robbed and knocked unconscious during a spate of out-of-control beach parties on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Queensland police have increased night-time beach patrols in effort to deal with unsupervised, alcohol-fuelled parties at Wurtulla and Mudjimba.

"These parties often seem to have little or no adult supervision and anytime this happens, when you have very large numbers of teenagers, out late at night with some consuming alcohol, problems can occur," Sunshine Coast Detective Senior Sergeant Phil Hurst said.

A party at Wurtulla beach on September 19 allegedly became violent after an argument between two girls, aged 14 and 15, escalated into a fight.

Police say a crowd formed, cheering the girls on, before a 15-year-old boy tried to break up the scuffle.

He was allegedly attacked and knocked out.

Police charged another 15-year-old boy for the assault and also allege he assaulted police officers.

A week later, a 14-year-old boy from Germany and a 17-year-old boy from Norway were allegedly attacked and had money stolen from them by a group of male teenagers.

Four teenagers have been charged over the incident, while police continue their investigations.

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