Caravan intruder charged

KYE Heslop, 19, was arrested by Clermont police after an elderly Victorian couple was injured in a “home invasion” of their caravan on Wednesday, June 1.

Police allege that at about 11pm, a man armed with a knife entered a caravan, waking up a man, 68, and a woman, 69.

A struggle ensued, during which time both occupants allegedly sustained wounds to their hands.

The man sustained a laceration requiring medical treatment, with the woman sustaining minor injuries to her hands and bruising.

A 74-year-old man in a nearby caravan came to the aid of the pair, forcing the intruder out of the caravan.

It was alleged the intruder stole a small quantity of alcohol before fleeing on foot.

Police later located Heslop at an undisclosed location.

Heslop was charged last Friday with two counts of armed robbery with wounding and one count of entering a dwelling with intent.

He was refused bail and was remanded in custody until June 24.

It was believed the man was not known to any of the occupants of the caravans prior to the incident.

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