Vicious assault of 12-year-old
A FATHER and son have been charged over a vicious assault on a 12-year-old boy.
Shocking vision of the horrific attack shows a young boy relentlessly punching his victim as he cowers on the ground.
The footage shows a man standing over the fight, stopping others from intervening.
Police have confirmed an incident took place at the intersection of Scarborough and Young streets at Southport about 3.30pm Tuesday.
A police spokeswoman said the two boys, just 12 and 13, met at the corner when a fight allegedly ensued.
A man, understood to be the father of the child attacker, allegedly watched on and held back bystanders as they tried to intervene.
Witnesses told police he allegedly only tried to stop the fight when it appeared his son was losing.
A boy, 13, and man, 48, have both been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
The man will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 17.