Serious woundingin Brisbane City

Police have charged a man after two people were assaulted with an axe in an Adelaide Street carpark yesterday.

It will be alleged just after 5.10pm a man approached a woman who was known to him and threatened her with an axe, demanding she get in his car. A scuffle ensued during which the woman was stuck with the axe and then strangled.

A number of men came to the woman’s assistance and struggled with the other man allowing the woman to escape. The men restrained the man until police arrived.

The Gold Coast woman aged in her 20s received a minor laceration to the back of her head and bruising to her shoulder and hands.

One of the men who assisted, a Norman Park man in his 40s, received a cut on his wrist.

A 29-year-old Wishart man has been charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, choking and enter premises with intent.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, July 2.

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