Grievous bodily harm charge at Innisfail

A 17-year-old Deeragun male has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an incident in Innisfail yesterday.

At 5.30pm, police were called to the footpath between Charles Street and Kookaburra Street in Innisfail following reports a 63-year-old man had been seriously assaulted.

He was transported to the Cairns Hospital with serious head and facial injuries before being flown to Townsville. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the area at the time, to come forward.

The 17-year-old boy will appear in Children’s Court at a later date.

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