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Woman Badly Beaten Near A Cairns Shopping Centre

A woman has been badly beaten by a man near a Cairns Shopping Centre.  

Police first responders were called to McLeod Street, near a Cairns shopping centre, at about 9.10AM on Thursday.

It is alleged a 30-year-old Earlville man assaulted a 23-year-old Cairns North woman.  The pair is known to each other.

It’s further alleged the man dragged the woman by her hair, punched and kicked her multiple times before he hit her with a tree branch.

The woman sustained cuts to her hand and bruising to her body.

She was taken by ambulance to Cairns Hospital for medical treatment.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm.