A woman is dead and a man is fighting for his life following an incident at a home in Cairns yesterday.
Around 3.00pm, officers were called to a home on Woomala Street in Woree following reports of a disturbance.
On arrival, a 38-year-old woman was found dead inside the home and a man was found with serious stab wounds.
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The 47-year-old man was taken to Cairns Base Hospital under police guard, where he remains in a critical condition.
Police are not releasing many details at this stage, however detectives say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, which is being treated as suspicious.
A crime scene has been established at the home.