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Youth arrested after assault

A NORTH Cairns boy was charged following his alleged involvement in an assault at a McLeod St shopping centre on 11 January.

The 14-year-old boy was allegedly part of a group who attempted to steal a mobile phone from a 19-year-old woman seated outside the shopping centre.

During the assault the woman was grabbed by one person and then spat on by another.

Police further allege the boy was involved in break-ins at Cairns businesses over the past week.

The boy was arrested after being located on Sheridan St late last night and was charged with two counts of enter premises and one count of assault.

He is due to appear before Cairns Childrens Court on 24 January.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Breast screening extended in Cairns and Pair arrested on property charges.

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