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9 March, 2022

Man charged with assault

A 32-YEAR-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an incident at a licenced premises in Mareeba on Saturday night.

Police will allege at around 10pm, three men who are known to each other were drinking and watching football at a Doyle Street club when a verbal altercation broke out between two of the men aged 24 and 28. 

The three men allegedly walked outside when the older man pushed one of the other men several times and punched him in the face. He allegedly fell to the ground and hit his head. An off-duty nurse rendered assistance until QAS arrived. The victim was taken to the Mareeba Hospital and stabilised before being flown to the Townsville hospital in a critical condition. 

At around 11pm, officers located and arrested the 32-year-old man at a Constance Street address.

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