74-year-old seriously assaulted in Cairns North

February 15, 2023 7:40 am in by

A man accused of assaulting an elderly man at Cairns North has been charged.

The 44-year-old allegedly punched and kicked a 74-year-old multiple times following an argument at a Lake Street business last night.

Police attended arresting the younger man at the scene.

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The victim was taken to Cairns Hospital where he is being treated for a serious injury.

Officers have charged the 44-year-old man with one count each of grievous bodily harm and serious assault person over 60.

His bail was denied and he will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.