The media were zealous not to mention it but I suspected it from the beginning -- and said so in private
The president of Queensland’s police union has called for a radical penalty for the teenagers alleged to have stabbed a rugby legend in his Brisbane home.
Two teenagers are in custody over the Coorparoo home invasion that left Wallabies and Queensland Reds legend Toutai Kefu fighting for life and his family members seriously injured on Monday morning.
Ian Leavers, president of the Queensland Police Union, called for the teenagers to be deported should they be convicted and sentenced.
“As we know, they’re from an African background,” Mr Leavers told 4BC Radio on Tuesday. “If they were not born in this country, after their sentence … they should be deported back to their country.”
“If young people and juveniles go into a house armed with a machete, knives and an axe, they are not a young person making a simple mistake.”
Mr Leavers said the alleged offenders should be dealt with in the most serious ways, instead of being “let off by the courts”.
Police allege three people attended Mr Kefu’s home early Monday morning and a confrontation broke out.
Mr Kefu suffered serious stab wounds to his abdomen while his wife, son and daughter were also injured. Toutai Kefu has since recovered following lifesaving surgery after three people allegedly attacked him outside his Coorparoo house on Monday morning.
A 15-year-old boy from Goodna has been charged with attempted murder following his arrest at the scene.
The two other alleged offenders fled in a car that had allegedly been stolen from a Forest Lake address that same morning.