Hunt?s wife in bid for compensation



REX Hunt's wife Lynne has vowed to seek compensation after a brawl in Byron Bay in- volving her husband and son Matthew. Mrs Hunt told Queensland's Sunday Mail newspaper she planned to seek compensation from the parents of a group of Byron Bay teenagers she said attacked her family on Oc- tober 28. "It was a mother's worst nightmare to see her son on the ground and knowing he could have been kicked to death," Mrs Hunt said. Mrs Hunt said she wanted to be reimbursed for a $1200 diamond earring Matthew was wearing, a valuable antique fossilised shark tooth he had around his neck which was smashed, and his glasses. The father of one of the Byron Bay teenag- ers told The Northern Star the boys did not start the brawl and were acting in self de- fence. Mr Hunt said he was attacked after being asked is he was a tourist and called Byron Bay 'a time bomb waiting to go off'. Byron Bay duty officer Insp Owen King said yesterday it had been a very quiet week- end. "Since Friday night we've had one person for drink driving and that's it," he said. "It's absolutely the opposite of how Byron Bay has been portrayed." Channel Nine's A Current Affair plans to show footage of the brawl, captured on The Beach Hotel's security cameras, at 7pm. What do you think? Phone the Star Feedback line on 6624 3266 or email opinions@northernstar.com.au



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