Man murdered at Lockhart River

Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Portland Road man with one count each of murder and wounding.

Its alleged around 8.30am yesterday morning, the man joined a 60-year-old man and 65-year-old woman at their camp site when a fight started.

Police will allege the younger man then stabbed the 60-year-old man in the neck, before stabbing the 65-year-old woman in her lower arm.

Officers responded and a man was taken into custody yesterday afternoon.

The man will appear via video link in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

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