100 people watched alleged knife attack in Cloncurry

Up to 100 people were on the street and in several yards associated with the disturbance.
Up to 100 people were on the street and in several yards associated with the disturbance.

Police were called to an alleged violent clash in Cloncurry on Saturday night. 

At about 7.30pm on Saturday, Cloncurry police were called to a a large street disturbance in Steele Street, Cloncurry.

Up to 100 people were on the street and in several yards associated with the disturbance.

“Whilst police were present a female has run from one of the yards in possession of a 20cm kitchen knife,” police allege.

“The female has made threats to people on the street and has made an attempt to stab a male person in the stomach with the knife.

“Upon command, the female threw the knife onto the footpath, and she was taken into custody.” police allege.

A 35-year-old Cloncurry woman was charged with intent to cause grevious bodily harm and appeared in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday.

She is due to reappear before the courts on Wednesday.

Cloncurry Police are seeking witnesses who were present in Steele Street at the time of the incident to contact the station on 4742 8888 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police would also like residents to reconsider engaging in alcohol fuelled street fighting. 

“Regardless of the catalyst for this type of behaviour, there is no need to subject other nearby innocent residents to this type of activity. It is only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt, or worse,” local police said.