A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and common assault after allegedly assaulting a 25-year-old woman at Lockhart River last night.
Just after 9.30pm, the man allegedly approached the woman at her Blady Grass Street residence seeking medication and a glass of water.
The woman came out to her front veranda and gave the man some water before he allegedly attacked her by punching and stabbing her.
A nearby neighbour, a 49-year-old woman, attempted to intervene before the man allegedly assaulted her as well and ran off.
The 25-year-old woman was flown to Cairns Hospital suffering serious non-life-threatening wounds to her arms, legs, stomach and face.
A 26-year-old Lockhart River man was denied police bail and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court this afternoon.