Man arrested over random attack of morning jogger in Kirra

UPDATE @ 11.30 AM | Police have arrested a man in relation to the early morning stabbing attack in Kirra that saw a morning jogger hospitalised.

A 34-year-old woman was walking along Marine Parade around 5.30 am, when an unknown man ‘attempted to grab her’, according to police.

The woman was able to resist, before sustaining a 6cm long slash wound to her forearm.


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The attacked then fled, while the woman had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

Police spent the morning scouring the area for the man and have now taken a 20-year-old into custody.

Charges are yet to be laid, but investigators are calling on any witnesses to come forward.

Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon told the ABC that police had observed the man on CCTV.

“We’re trawling through CCTV footage and there appears to be some instance there where he appears to be eying off someone else,” he said.

EARLIER @ 6.30 AM | A woman’s recovering in hospital this morning after she was allegedly stabbed in an attack on the southern Gold Coast.

Emergency services were called to Marine Parade in Kirra around 5.30 am, where a woman had suffered a ‘slash wound’ to her arm.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but her injury is not considered life-threatening.

It’s believed she was allegedly set upon randomly by a man who is not known to her.

Police remain on the scene investigating this morning.

No arrests have been made so far.

More to come.