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.
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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.