Police charge Yeppoon man with assault and torture

BREAKING 11.50AM: POLICE have charged a 45-year-old Yeppoon man with four counts of common assault, one count each of torture, attempt to injure by noxious substance, assault occasioning bodily harm, willful damage and assault or obstruct police following investigations into an incident at a residence in Port Curtis yesterday.

It will be alleged a man assaulted and tortured a 54-year-old woman on a number of occasions between Friday night and Saturday afternoon at residence on Bowlin Road.

Police attended the address just before 4pm and will allege the offender fled the scene into bushland.

The man was later apprehended by police and taken into custody.

 He was also charged with five counts of contravention of a domestic violence order.

The man is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on March 23.



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