Woman left with “significant” head injuries, multiple fractures after attack

A WOMAN has been left with significant head injuries and multiple fractures to her face after being bashed, allegedly by a man known to her, in Far North Queensland.

The 44-year-old man is accused of viciously assaulting the 29-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Mareeba, west of Cairns, around five o’clock on Saturday morning.

During the attack, police said the woman managed to break free and escape to a neighbour’s home with significant head and facial injuries, including multiple fractures.


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She was conveyed to Mareeba Police Station before being taken to Mareeba Hospital from where she was later transferred to Cairns Base Hospital for treatment.

The 44-year-old man attended Mareeba Police Station on Sunday morning where he was arrested and charged.

He is due to front Mareeba Magistrates Court on Monday, charged with one count of grievous bodily harm.

Police confirmed the man is known to the woman, although the relationship between the pair is not known.

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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
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Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast