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Grievous bodily harm charge, Earlville

Cairns CIB detectives have charged a 38-year-old Earlville man with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police allege the man was involved in an argument with a 53-year-old man known to him at a property in Yarrum Street Earlville at about 9pm Sunday.

It’s alleged the verbal argument escalated to a physical dispute which led to the 38-year-old allegedly striking the older man in the head with a machete.

The 38-year-old is alleged to have sought assistance from a neighbour before fleeing.

The 53-year-old man sustained a serious head wound and was conveyed to hospital for treatment. 

The 38-year-old man returned to the scene later and was arrested by police.

He is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates court on Monday.