A teenage girl is in a critical condition after being brutally bashed during a heated argument with an 18-year-old man at Riverview.
The shocking assault occurred just after 3.15pm on Sunday in the front yard of a home on Diamond street.
Police say that the dispute between the pair turned physical, with the 16-year-old girl being hit multiple times before falling to the ground.
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She was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.
The 18-year-old Riverview man is scheduled to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today charged with grievous bodily harm – domestic violence offence, and an unrelated charge of contravention of a domestic violence order.
Investigations are continuing.