Fresh twist in case of balcony fall death in Gold Coast as two teenage GIRLS are charged

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Fresh twist in case of fatal Gold Coast balcony plunge as two teenage GIRLS are arrested and expected to be charged with murder, torture and robbery

  • Two teenage girls have been arrested in relation to the death of Cian English
  • Mr English, 17, died after falling from a balcony in Surfers Paradise on May 23  
  • Police allege the teenager was fleeing after being assaulted and stabbed 
  • Three men are also facing charges relating to the 19-year-old’s death

Two teenage girls have been arrested in relation to the murder of a boy who fell to his death from a balcony after allegedly being viciously assaulted. 

Cian English, 17, died after falling from a balcony on the fourth floor of the View Pacific resort in Surfers Paradise on May 23.

Police allege the Brisbane teenager was fleeing after being assaulted and stabbed.

A group of young men – Jason Ryan Knowles, 22, Lachlan Paul Soper-Lagas, 18, and Hayden Paul Kratzman, 20 –  have been charged with murder and armed robbery. 

Police have now arrested two girls, aged 15 and 16, who allegedly filmed Mr English’s assault, torture and death before the footage was posted on social media. 

 Cian English, 19, (right) fell to his death from a Surfers Paradise balcony after allegedly being brutally assaulted by three men

A 16-year-old girl who tagged along with the three men, aged 18, 20 and 22, is accused of filming the alleged violent assault

A 16-year-old girl who tagged along with the three men, aged 18, 20 and 22, is accused of filming the alleged violent assault

They are expected to be charged with murder, robbery, deprivation of liberty, torture and stealing. 

Footage of the incident allegedly captured one of the  girls commenting that Mr English had gone over the balcony.

Police allege the group of three males and two females were staying at an apartment at the View Pacific resort when they met Mr English and his friend.

Both groups were allegedly speaking over the balcony when Mr English and his friend were invited to join the party upstairs. 

Cian English was found with a knife wound to his arm (pictured: Police at the scene)

 Cian English was found with a knife wound to his arm (pictured: Police at the scene)

Hours later the group returned to Mr English’s apartment where they allegedly robbed Mr English and his friend.

Mr English allegedly had a knife held to his throat as they demanded the pair hand over their phones and clothing.  

Police will allege Mr English feared for his life and fled on to the balcony when he fell. 

Police are investigating whether the alleged murder was linked to a series of break and enters at chemists in Logan and the northern Gold Coast where prescription drugs were stolen from the premises.   

Lachlan Paul Soper-Lagas, 18, is one of three young men charged with murder over Mr English's death

Hayden Paul Kratzman, 20, is another of the trio charged with murder and armed robbery

Lachlan Paul Soper-Lagas, 18, (left) and Hayden Paul Kratzman (right) were charged with murder over Mr English’s death

Jason Ryan Knowles, 22, is the eldest of the three who allegedly beat Mr English while trying to rob him, and is accused of causing his death

Jason Ryan Knowles, 22, is the eldest of the three who allegedly beat Mr English while trying to rob him, and is accused of causing his death



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