A man has been charged over the horrific assault of two women at an aged care facility in Cardwell.
Police said that just after 5.00pm on Sunday, an off duty employee entered the facility and assaulted two female staff members, aged 63 and 49.
The 63-year-old woman suffered bruises on her neck, while the 49-year-old woman’s ear was injured.
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Their attacker, a man aged 55, fled the scene in a car before he was found by police a short time later.
The man allegedly resisted arrest before eventually being taken into custody.
He has since been charged with two counts of serious assault, one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm and obstruct police.
He is due to face Innisfail Magistrates Court this morning.