Police investigate serious assault at Booval

Detectives from Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a 23-year-old man after a break and enter in which a pregnant 43-year-old woman was seriously assaulted on Wednesday (February 1).

At approximately 3.45pm, it will be alleged the man damaged a door to break into a Booval home and seriously assaulted the 43-year-old female occupant, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy.

She was transported in a serious condition to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Police attended and located a 23-year-old local man nearby, where he was taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count each of enter dwelling with intent by break using violence, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, torture and unlawful stalking using violence.

His matter was heard before Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday (February 2), and is expected to next be heard on March 24.

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