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Deprivation of liberty charges, Mareeba

DETECTIVES from the Tablelands Child Protection and Investigation Unit have charged two men following an incident in Mareeba on December 23, 2023.

It will be alleged around 5pm, officers were called to the intersection of Beams and Reynolds Street following reports of three boys aged between 12 and 14 trespassing on nearby property.

Upon arrival, officers located two men who allegedly chased the boys, assaulted them and restrained them using makeshift handcuffs.

Officers released the boys from the restraints and safely escorted them home.

Following further investigations by Tablelands Child Protection and Investigation Unit, detectives have since charged both men.

A 36-year-old Biboohra man was charged with three counts each of common assault and deprivation of liberty. He was refused police bail and is due to appear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on January 22.

A 27-year-old Biboohra man was charged with three counts each of common assault and deprivation of liberty. He is due to appear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on January 22.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2302145508

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