Cops charge man after alleged claw hammer attack at Ipswich

POLICE have charged a 50-year-old Ebbw Vale man after an alleged assault with a claw hammer in Ipswich last night.

The incident occurred at a private residence at Ebbw Vale just after 7pm.

Paramedics, including critical care staff, attended and treated two men at the scene.

The first, a male in his 40s, sustained head and back injuries.

"He was later transported in a serious but stable condition to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with a critical care paramedic on board," a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said.

"The second patient suffered head injuries and was transported in a stable condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital."

Police report the 50-year-old has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to alleged attack.

"It will be alleged the man used a claw hammer to assault a 45-year-old Ebbw Vale man following a verbal altercation," a police spokesperson said.

"The victim sustained multiple head injuries during the alleged assault.

"Police are currently not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

"The accused is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today." 

In a separate incident, a man was treated for a head injury after a single-vehicle crash on Lakes Drive at 6.43pm.

He was transported to Gatton Health Service in a stable condition.



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