Man ar­rested af­ter dou­ble axe at­tack

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

A CAR­A­VAN park res­i­dent near Gladstone al­legedly took a tom­a­hawk axe to his neigh­bours in a sick­en­ing dou­ble mur­der on Thurs­day night.

In what has been de­scribed as a “hor­rific” and “grue­some” at­tack, the 64-year-old al­legedly struck a 63-year-old man in the head with the axe out­side his home at the Cal­liope Car­a­van Park about 5pm. It is al­leged he also took the axe to the man’s de facto partner who was liv­ing in a nearby car­a­van.

The woman died at the scene while the man was trans­ported to Gladstone Hos­pi­tal where he also later died.

Po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mo­tive of the at­tack.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Dar­rin Shad­low said the al­leged cul­prit was found in a nearby park.

All three were known to each other, and were longterm res­i­dents of the car­a­van park.

“Both scenes were quite hor­rific for both po­lice and emer­gency ser­vices,” Det Insp Shad­low said.

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