A woman is led out of a Bedford Rd home after an incident.
A woman is led out of a Bedford Rd home after an incident. Madura McCormack

Police swoop on alleged attacker as man fights for life


  • Police were called to the scene about 10.30am
  • A witness saw two men fighting on Bedford Rd
  • One man has critical injuries and has been rushed to Mackay Base Hospital
  • Police are door-knocking in the area

LATEST: A 26-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a grievous bodily harm incident at Beaconsfield this morning. 

Queensland Police confirmed the man was currently assisting them with their inquiries.

UPDATE: A WOMAN dressed in a clean suit has been led out of the Bedford Rd home and driven away by detectives after a serious assault in Beaconsfield this morning. 

The 38-year-old victim is being treated for critical head injuries at the Mackay Base Hospital. 

Police are taking statements from eyewitnesses as officers guard the scene of the crime.

UPDATE: POLICE had been driving along Bedford Rd when they were alerted by residents to a serious assault that has left one man in a critical condition.

District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Matt Sheridan said police had coincidentally been at the spot in Beaconsfield about 10.34am.

Investigations into what exactly occurred are underway.

He said police are interviewing two men and a woman that live at the residence.

The victim, a 38-year-old man, is at the Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition.

UPDATE:  A MAN is in a critical condition after an incident in Beaconsfield this morning.

Police have set up a crime scene on Bedford Rd near Eaglemount Rd after reports of a disturbance about 10.30am.

A neighbour across the road, who chose not to be named, said he saw two people fighting on the footpath.

" I heard a bit of commotion and I seen two people fighting on the road. The person that was on the top hit the person on the ground once," he said.

"He got up stomped on his head, dragged him by his pants and shirt out onto the driveway."

The man, aged 36, has since been rushed to Mackay Base Hospital with critical head injuries.

More to come.

UPDATE 12.40PM: POLICE have confirmed a man has critical injuries after being seriously assaulted at an Andergrove address.

A Queensland Police spokesman said police were currently door-knocking neighbours in the area for witnesses.

More to come.

BREAKING 12.15PM: POLICE have established a crime scene at a home in Andergrove after a man was found 'significantly injured'.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said a patient was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition with suspected head injuries.

The paramedics were called to the corner of Bedford Road and Eaglemount Road at 10.39am.

Police remain at the scene.

More to come.