Assault and domestic violence breaches, Burpengary

Police have charged a 25-year-old man with two counts of breaching a domestic violence order, as well as three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence) following a disturbance at a Burpengary East address on Saturday night, March 19.

It will be alleged a man was at a Margaret Street address when an altercation occurred with a woman. Police will allege the woman was assaulted and when a 36-year-old man came to her assistance, he too was assaulted.

The man then left the residence only to return around 7.30pm with two other men. Another disturbance occurred inside the property during which time the woman and the 36-year-old man were again allegedly assaulted. Police were called and the trio fled with one of the men running off into nearby bushland and the other two driving off in a vehicle.

A police dog and his handler tracked the man and he was taken into custody after being followed into bushland. The man, who was hiding in the dark in dense bush, was bitten by the police dog when the man allegedly grabbed the dog around the neck and throat. The man received medical treatment for dog bite injuries at a local hospital before being transported to the watchhouse where he was denied police bail before his court appearance this morning.

Following police investigations two other men, aged 23 and 38, were arrested and charged last night with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst in company in relation to the alleged assault of the 36-year-old man.

A 25-year-old man- who remains in police custody and will be appearing in the Redcliffe Magistrates Court this morning- has been charged with a total of seven offences including two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence) whilst in company, one count of assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence), two counts of contravening a domestic violence order, and one count each of wilful damage and obstruct police.

The 22-year-old woman and the 36-year-old man, both from Burpengary, sustained bruising and swelling injuries consistent with allegedly being punched about the head and face.

All three offenders are known to each other and come from Deception Bay.

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