Elderly woman fighting for life after shocking assault in north Qld

A 72-year-old woman is fighting for life after a shocking assault at a unit in South Mackay yesterday afternoon.

Around 4.30pm, police were called to a home on Morley Street following reports that a woman had been injured.

“Preliminary investigations indicate a man and woman were involved in a verbal argument that escalated,” Qld Police said in a statement.


The elderly woman sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently in the Mackay Base Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

A 22-year-old man is assisting police with their inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.