Police Finish Investigation Into Assault Of Tyrone Unsworth


Queensland Police have completed an investigation into the assault of Brisbane teenager Tyrone Unsworth a month before his death.

The 13-year-old tragically took his own life in November last year after suffering years of cruel homophobic slurs from other students, his mother told The Courier-Mail.

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In October, Tyrone was hospitalised and required surgery to his jaw after a violent altercation with another teenager that left him too afraid to go back to school, his family said.

His aunt told the ABC that he was hit in the head with a fence pailing and was knocked to the ground after defending another girl.

Queensland Police said in a statement: “An investigation into the grievous bodily harm of a 13-year-old boy at Zillmere on October 27 has now been concluded.

“A 13-year-old boy is being dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.”

Last month, after Tyrone’s death, a large crowd rallied in Brisbane to call for the implementation of the Safe Schools program in all Queensland schools.

A crowdfunding campaign started by a family friend in November raised more than $22,000 to cover the cost of Tyrone’s funeral.

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