Two Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards are recovering after they were allegedly assaulted during a stable inspection at Toowoomba on Tuesday.
The stewards from the Commission’s Integrity Regulation Unit, were conducting an inspection at a Toowoomba property when they were approached by an industry participant.
It is alleged the man, who is known to the stewards, sprayed an unknown liquid into the eyes of both of them. It’s further alleged that he then stole the keys from a Queensland Racing Integrity Commission vehicle and drove off in his own vehicle.
Both stewards were transported by Queensland Ambulance for medical treatment.
Detectives from the Queensland Racing Crime Squad are investigating the incident with the assistance of Toowoomba police.
A 73-year-old Pittsworth man who is a registered stable hand is wanted for questioning.
More to come.