Police investigating alleged murder of man stabbed in Ingham street

Queensland police are investigating the alleged murder of a 20-year-old Ingham man in the north Queensland town on Sunday night.

Jan 11, 2021, updated Jan 11, 2021

Police said the man was walking with two women on Mcilwraith Street at 11:30pm when they were approached by another man.

Police allege the two men started fighting and the 20-year-old was stabbed in the stomach.

Officers gave him first aid before paramedics arrived to take him to Ingham Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:40am, just over an hour after the incident.

On Monday, police said they were still searching for the alleged attacker.

Officers saw him at the scene when they started giving first aid to the injured man, but he fled soon after, they said.

They’re appealing for information about the alleged attack, including any relevant CCTV or dashcam footage.

Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor Raymon Jayo said he was “horrified” to learn of the incident and asked residents to assist police.

“This is terrible news,” he said.

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“I’m horrified that an incident of this nature can occur in our community.

“If anyone has any information out there I would really appreciate it if they could cooperate with the police.

“Provide that information so that we can apprehend the perpetrator in this matter and as a community show that we will not tolerate this.

“The only way we can do that is by assisting the police in bringing charges where they should be laid,” he said.

– ABC / Chloe Chomicki

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