Grievous bodily harm and serious assault charges, Goranba

A 50-year-old Goranba man will appear in Court in Dalby today, charged after an alleged neighbourhood dispute over dogs resulted in another man being seriously assaulted with an axe.

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Police allege the fracas broke out earlier this week when a 75-year-old man was working on a rural property at Weranga North Road when he shot dead what he thought to be a wild dog on his land.

The male owner of the dog then approached the man allegedly armed with an axe and struck him with the handle in the back before striking the man’s leg with the blade.

The man took his deceased dog before allegedly returning and continuing to assault the injured elderly man as he lay on the ground.

Police say the man then went to the victim’s vehicle, removed his firearm and found the victim’s dog which he assaulted and killed with the weapon before fleeing the scene.

The 75-year-old man was transported to Tara Base Hospital with a deep laceration and broken leg as a result of the incident before later being flown to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

The 50-year-old will face charges today of two counts of serious assault person over 60 and one count each of grievous bodily harm, unlawful possession of weapons and injuring animals.