Grievous bodily harm charges at Cairns

Two teenage boys have been charged with serious offences after an elderly woman was injured during an alleged bag snatch at Westcourt this morning.

It will be alleged a 63-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle in a shopping centre carpark on Mulgrave Road when she was approached from behind by two males who attempted to take her handbag.

A struggled ensued between the woman and the boys who then allegedly pushed her into a concrete pole before she fell to the ground.

The pair then fled with the bag towards Gatton Street.

Police attended the scene a short time later. The woman was transported to Cairns Hospital suffering a fractured hip.

Ongoing investigations by officers led to the discovery of the victim’s phone discarded at Manunda.

Police have since located and arrested a 13-year-old Woree boy and a 17-year-old Manunda boy.

They have both been charged with grievous bodily harm and robbery/in company/used personal violence and are due to face court at a later date.

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