Two men believed to have inflicted these injuries on Hervey Bay’s Matthew Clayton are still on the loose.
Two men believed to have inflicted these injuries on Hervey Bay’s Matthew Clayton are still on the loose.

Bashing suspects still on the loose

THE HUNT is still on for two men believed to be involved in a savage attack on a Hervey Bay family three weeks ago.

Matthew and Sharlene Clayton and some of their family members were beaten by three men with a cricket bat and tyre iron in their home on Saturday, July 24.

Ms Clayton, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was struck several times in the back while her husband received life threatening blows to his head.

The attack is believed to have been fuelled by an argument between Mr Clayton and a family friend.

The male aged in his late 20s was asked to leave the home but according to the Claytons he returned later that night with two armed friends.

Yesterday a spokesperson said police had a main suspect but were still searching for the other two assailants. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Suspect 1

  • Caucasian male
  • Aged in late 30s
  • Thin build
  • Sandy/blond coloured hair
  • Last seen wearing a black shirt and long black trousers

Suspect 2

  • Caucasian male
  • Aged in late 30s
  • Solid build
  • Unkempt shoulder-length red hair
  • Last seen wearing white shirt and long pants
     


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