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Man Accused Of Strangling Woman At Woree

A man is accused of strangling a woman at Woree.  

Police allege the man was in a domestic relationship with a woman when he punched her in the face and choked her at home at about 1:00PM on Wednesday.

It’s further alleged the man damaged property at the home before stealing the woman’s mobile phone.

The man ran off after the woman’s personal security device was activated by another family member.

The woman suffered serious facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cairns Hospital for medical treatment.

A 36-year-old Parramatta Park man was charged with one count each of strangulation, assault occasioning bodily harm, stealing and wilful damage.

He is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.