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Holloways Beach assault

DETECTIVES from the Smithfield Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are continuing to appeal for information following an alleged assault at Holloways Beach on Friday, May 17.

It will be alleged police were called to a disturbance around 5:30pm on Alamanda Street.

Officers seized weapons and arrested two people at the scene.

A 15-year-old Mooroobool boy has been charged with one count of going armed so as to cause fear and is due to appear in Cairns Childrens Court on May 29.

A 47-year-old Holloways Beach man has been charged with one count of going armed so as to cause fear and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on June 3.

Around 9:30pm police were called to the address again, to reports of a group of people armed with weapons had hit several people and a car, before leaving the scene on foot.

A 23-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at the scene, a 31-year-old man was taken to Cairns Hospital for treatment.

Investigations are continuing and police are urging anyone with information or further vision to come forward.

Detective Inspector Kevin Goan said police are continuing to work with the community to reduce crime.

“Community safety is the highest priority for QPS and police remain committed to preventing, disrupting, and investigating crime in our local community,” Detective Inspector Goan said.

“We are continuing proactive, high-visibility patrols in the Holloways Beach area and continue to utilise a raft of proactive enforcement and engagement strategies to protect victims of crime from future harm.

“To ensure community safety, police urge members of the public to not engage in methods of disrupting criminal activity or reprisal.”

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