Man in court charged over alleged attack on estranged partner

UPDATE | The man accused of attacking his estranged partner, leaving her for dead before abducting a baby will remain behind bars.

The 34-year-old fronted Richlands Magistrates Court briefly on Monday following his arrest on Saturday night.

He is charged with grievous bodily harm and strangulation over the alleged attack on a 25-year-old woman at an apartment in Southport on Saturday afternoon.


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The woman is still fighting for life in hospital.

The man allegedly took the 11-month-old boy to a motel in Oxley before two women drove the baby to a Police station in Logan.

The man was arrested by Police a short time later.

He did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until his next appearance on January 21.

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EARLIER by Monique St Clair | The man accused of assaulting a woman and abducting a baby in Southport will appear in court today.

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly left for dead in a unit on Como Crescent on Saturday afternoon before an 11-month-old boy was taken.

Police found the woman unresponsive before issuing an Amber Alert for the baby.

The 34-year-old man was located in Logan in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was taken to Crestmead Police station and was eventually charged with grievous bodily harm and strangulation.

He was refused bail and will front Richlands Magistrates Court today.

Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn says the woman remains in critical condition in hospital.

“The female person has been undergoing medical treatment at the intensive care unit on the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Her condition is described as serious and we hope she does make a full recovery,” Detective Inspector Ahearn said.

Earlier article: Missing Gold Coast boy found safe, man charged