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Man accused of torture and attempted murder to face court

INVESTIGATION: A crime scene was set up in Scottsdale St, Raceview, where police discovered a man with critical injuries.
INVESTIGATION: A crime scene was set up in Scottsdale St, Raceview, where police discovered a man with critical injuries. Kate Czerny
ALLEGED VICTIM: Mal Wood, of Raceview, is in a critical condition in hospital with severe neck and head injuries.
ALLEGED VICTIM: Mal Wood, of Raceview, is in a critical condition in hospital with severe neck and head injuries. Contributed

UPDATE, 6:30AM: A 50-YEAR-OLD man is expected to appear in court today charged with torturing and attempting to murder his housemate.

It will be alleged the man tied up his victim, Ipswich traffic controller Mal Wood, and tried to strangle him.

Police were called about 9.30am yesterday to a disturbance at the Scottsdale St, Raceview home shared by the two men and a woman.

When they arrived they discovered Mr Wood, 51, unconscious in the lounge room.

The two police officers performed CPR for more than 15 minutes before Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics arrived and rushed Mr Wood to Ipswich Hospital.

One of the officers frantically relayed to his colleagues that Mr Wood's face was "extremely blue" as CPR was started.

Detectives from the Ipswich CIB was called in straight away and they started questioning the man and woman.

Mr Wood, a father, was in critical condition last night with injuries to both his neck and head.

The man who was charged was questioned by police before being made to dress in forensic overalls and placed into custody.

He was later charged with attempted murder and torture.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

A woman, who also lived at the house, is assisting police with their investigations.

It is believed the woman, allegedly the girlfriend of the man who was charged, was the one who alerted the police.

The couple are believed to have moved in with Mr Wood a few weeks ago.

Ipswich Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said police were continuing to investigate.

 

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UPDATE, 5.35PM: Police have charged a 50-year-old man following an investigation into an alleged incident at Raceview this morning in which a 51-year-old man was injured.

Police were called to a Scottsdale Street residence around 9.30am following reports of a disturbance.

Police will allege they located a man with injuries and commenced CPR.

The 51-year-old man is believed to be in a critical condition.

The 50-year-old was charged with one count each of attempted murder and torture.

He is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A woman is currently assisting police with their investigations.

A crime scene has been established at the address with investigations continuing.

There is no further information available at this time.

 

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UPDATED 3PM: A 51-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was attacked in a house in Raceview.

The man sustained serious head and neck injuries believed to have been caused by some method of strangulation.

Police were called to a Scottsdale St house about 9.30am following reports of a disturbance.

When police arrived, they found the man in his lounge room unconscious and unresponsive.

Officers performed CPR on the man for more than 15 minutes before paramedics arrived and he was transported to Ipswich Hospital.

He is in the hospital's intensive care unit in a critical condition.

A police spokesman said the man's injuries were not self-inflicted.

Fellow residents of the house -  a man and a woman - are assisting police with their investigations.

Scientific police officers are still investigating at the scene.

 

10AM: Police are investigating an incident at Raceview this morning in which a man was injured.

Police were called to a Scottsdale St residence around 9.30am following reports of a disturbance.

Upon their arrival officers located a man with injuries and commenced CPR. The man has since been transported to hospital by QAS where he is believed to be in a serious condition.

A man and a woman are currently assisting police with their investigations.

A crime scene has been established at the address with investigations continuing.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Topics:  injuries, police investigation, raceview




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