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Man charged after violent attack of a 20-year-old woman


A Wrights Creek man has been charged over a violent attack on a 20-year-old woman.

Police say the 27-year-old Wrights Creek man and the woman, who was known to him, were at a party at a Hill Road property around 4:00 yesterday morning when they began arguing. 
The argument quickly escalated when the man allegedly punched and strangled the woman. 
Police claim the woman fled into a nearby cane field when the man armed himself with a knife, where she hid while he drove around searching for her. 
He was arrested a short time later and has since been charged with multiple serious DV offences including unlawful stalking.
He waas denied bail and is expected to front the Cairns Magistrates Court today.