Qld police charge 83yo man with attempted murder

AN 83-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking another man with a knife and punching a woman in the face.

The violent scenes allegedly unfolded at an address on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough about 1.35pm on Thursday.

Police will allege the elderly man became involved in a fight with a 71-year-old man, during which the younger man received cuts to his face and forearm from a knife.


“It will also be alleged a 74-year-old woman, who attempted to intervene in the altercation, was punched in the face,” Qld police said in a statement.

The injured man was taken to hospital, while the woman was treated at the scene for facial injuries.

The elderly man was charged with one count each of attempted murder and serious assault.

He’s due to appear in the Redcliffe Magistrates Court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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