Violent attack in Cape Tribulation leaves two people hospitalised



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A 48-year-old man has been arrested and charged with four offences following a violent attack in Cape Tribulation on Wednesday night.

Police allege the Cape Tribulation man entered a residence on Cape Tribulation Road at around 11.30pm on Wednesday.

It was there he began punching and strangling a 45-year-old Cape Tribulation woman who sustained serious injuries to her face and neck.

It’s alleged the man walked to a nearby residence where he assaulted a 48-year-old Cape Tribulation man by choking him and striking his head on the ground multiple times.

The 48-year-old victim was knocked unconscious and sustained life-threatening injuries to his head and upper body.

It’s further alleged the man used a plank of wood to smash through a door to a third residence causing considerable damage to the property.

The 52-year-old male resident confronted the attacker where it’s alleged the man then made threats that he would return with weapons before he fled on foot.

Mossman police attended the scene and the two injured people were transported to hospital.

Police located the man asleep at a nearby shack and took him into custody.

A 48-year-old Cape Tribulation man was charged with four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one charge each of choking, suffocation and strangulation; acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm; and burglary and wilful damage.

The man was known to the victims and is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today. 

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