Friday, December 8, 2023

73-year-old hospitalised after alleged Lockyer Valley assault

Queensland Police have charged a 23-year-old man over the alleged serious assault of a 73-year-old man at Murphys Creek in the Lockyer Valley last night.

Police say that at around 6pm at a Thursa Street house, the younger man began a verbal altercation with a 73-year-old man who was known to him, before he then allegedly assaulted the older man.

The 73-year-old Lockyer man suffered serious injuries and was transported to Toowoomba Base Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition, Queensland Police said today.

Police located the 23-year-old Murphys Creek man at a nearby address a short time later, where he was taken into custody.

It will be alleged by police that he attempted to resist arrest.

“During the arrest, a police officer sustained a dog bite injury. They were transported to hospital in a stable condition for treatment, and have since been released,” Police said.

The 23-year-old man has been charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm and obstruct police.

His bail was refused and he is expected to appear before Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

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