Terry White,73, and Graham Law,64, show some of the injuries they received during the alleged bashing at a hotel in Brisbane.
Terry White,73, and Graham Law,64, show some of the injuries they received during the alleged bashing at a hotel in Brisbane. Alistair Brightman

Men allegedly beaten for being 'too old' slowly recovering

THE two Hervey Bay brothers-in-law allegedly bashed for being "too old" to be in a Brisbane pub are still facing a long road to recovery, with one having facial surgery in Brisbane this week.

Graham Law, 64, and his brother-in-law, Terry White, 73, were allegedly punched and kicked by a stranger at a Brisbane pub where they had shared a meal on July 1.

Mr Law was left with a fractured cheekbone, soreness around his head and stitches.

Among other injuries, Mr White had broken ribs.

"Terry had a plate put in his cheek to stop the movement in the cheek bone," Mr Law said.

"I decided not to."

Mr Law said the injuries to his shoulder had stopped him from being able to drive until Thursday.

"I've only just been able to change gears," he said.

Despite their ordeal, Mr Law said he and his relative were in fairly good spirits.

"I'm just wanting to get better," he said.

"We've spoken to each other but we haven't said how it's affected us."

Mr Law, who had only travelled to Brisbane after being diagnosed with bone cancer, said what happened to the pair had been a "oncer".

"There was no need for it," he said.