A man has been charged over a horrific attack, which has left a 21-year-old Brisbane woman with head-to-toe injuries, including severe burns.
The 31-year-old was finally taken into custody on Monday afternoon, after leading police on a dangerous chase through the streets of Brisbane.
About 5.00pm yesterday, officers attempted to speak to the man on Buddina Street in Stafford when he allegedly rammed two police cars, destroying his own vehicle.
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The man then carjacked an elderly woman and took off in her vehicle, which was tracked by polair to Nundah, where he then ditched the car and stole another.
He then crashed that vehicle into a gate, forcing him to run from police.
“The man has fled the scene on foot and allegedly forced entry to a house at Jackson Street, Clayfield where he was located by police and arrested,” officers said in a statement.
He has since been charged with one count each of acts intended to disfigure, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, torture, deprivation of liberty and supply dangerous drug.
He is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, July 11.
Police say investigations are continuing, with the man expected to be further charged with offences relating to yesterday’s acts of violence and driving.
The 21-year-old woman, who was found with multiple injuries at a Bulimba unit nine days ago, remains in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
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