Serious domestic violence charges, Darling Downs

Police have charged a 71-year-old man with more than 10 serious domestic violence related charges following the alleged assault of a woman in Brisbane’s south and pursuit near Warwick overnight.

Shortly after 10pm last night, it will be alleged the man attended a Chandler residence and forced entry before assaulting a 68-year-old woman known to him with a wooden club.

It will be alleged the man then threatened the woman before leaving the residence.

Police attended and observed the man leaving in a red dual cab utility but were unable to intercept at the time.

Officers patrolling the Cunningham Highway observed the man’s ute heading towards Warwick where a pursuit was authorised.

The man was arrested by the Police Dog Squad after allegedly attempting to reverse the ute out of a dead-end street.

He has been charged with 13 offences including deprivation of liberty, common assault, enter dwelling, contravention of a domestic violence order and unlawful stalking.

The man appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court today.

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