Man, 71, hit with serious domestic violence charges over shocking attack

A 71-year-old man has been charged with a string of serious domestic violence offences following the alleged horrific assault of a woman at a house in Queensland.

Just after 10.00pm on Sunday, officers were called to a home at Chandler, in Brisbane’s south, following reports a woman had been seriously injured.

According to police, the man allegedly forced his way into the home before assaulting a 68-year-old woman known to him with a wooden club.


“It will be alleged the man then threatened the woman before leaving the residence,” police said.

The man then fled the scene in a red dual cab utility, which was spotted by officers on the Cunningham Highway heading towards Warwick a short time later.

After failing to pull over, police were forced to initiate a pursuit which came to an end when the man drove into a dead-end street.

He was arrested by the Police Dog Squad and has been charged with 13 offences including deprivation of liberty, common assault, enter dwelling, contravention of a domestic violence order and unlawful stalking.

He appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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