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Assault, Cairns City

A 48-year-old Edge Hill man has been charged after an unprovoked attack in Cairns City on Tuesday. 

Police will allege the Edge Hill man was walking along the Esplanade when he walked up behind a 17-year-old Townsville girl and punched her in the side of the head for no apparent reason.

The victim, who is not known to the man suffered bruising and swelling to the side of her head and she was conveyed to the Cairns Hospital.

Police attended the location and arrested the man before charging him with one count of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.

He is scheduled to appear at Cairns Magistrates Court on September 7.