Teen allegedly assaulted woman, 62, in home


A TEENAGER has been charged with assaulting a Cairns woman in her own home as she sat in her lounge room on Saturday morning.

Police allege the 17-year-old Manoora man walked into the woman's McCormack St, Cairns residence around 9.40am.

He approached he and attempted to cover her mouth, but the 62-year-old screamed and struggled, causing the man to flee.

The woman, who was distressed by the incident, suffered a minor injury to her mouth.

The 17-year-old did not make off with any property and he has since been charged with one count each of enter dwelling with intent and serious assault.

He is expected to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

Topics:  assault general-seniors-news

Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

No Caption

Service will not resume as expected

Local Partners