Man facing more than 50 DV charges in Cairns

June 1, 2023 7:27 am in by

A man has been charged with 56 domestic violence offences following extensive investigations in Cairns.

Detectives from the High-Risk Domestic Violence Unit have arrested the 35-year-old, who is accused of dozens of assaults on his partner between December 2020 and November 2022.

His charges include 32 counts of common assault, 10 counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, seven counts of strangulation, four counts of wilful damage and three counts of contravening a domestic violence order.

Article continues after this ad

His police bail was refused, and he is scheduled to appear before Cairns Magistrates Court today.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811
DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636
1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732