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Arrest After Man Found Unconscious In Mareeba

UPDATE | Detectives have arrested a second person in relation to the serious assault of a man at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds, Kerribee Park last Wednesday night.  

A 26-year-old Beenleigh man has been charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and will face the Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Around midnight, following an altercation, a man was attacked and located unconscious at the rodeo grounds on Mareeba Dimbulah Road.

The victim, a 35-year-old man from Ayr, is currently in the Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.

EARLIER | Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds, Kerribee Park last Wednesday night, are appealing for witnesses of the incident to come forward.

Around midnight, following an altercation, a man was attacked and located unconscious at the rodeo grounds on Mareeba Dimbulah Road.

The victim, a 35-year-old man from Ayr, is currently in the Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have heard a loud disturbance at the rodeo grounds (showgrounds) between 11pm and midnight, or anyone who may have images or footage of a disturbance to contact police.

EARLIER | Detectives are investigating the serious assault of a man in Mareeba overnight.

The 35-year-old man reportedly got into a fight with a 26-year-old woman at the Mareeba Showgrounds around 11.45PM on Wednesday.  

A short time later, police were called to Mareeba Dimbulah Road after the man was attacked and located unconscious with paramedics performing first aid.

The victim was transported to Mareeba Hospital before being airlifted to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.

Police are appealing to any witnesses who were in the area at the time and may not have spoken yet to contact them.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.