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Gracemere man on stabbing charges in Mackay on weekend

GRACEMERE'S Luke Johnathon McKie allegedly stabbed two teenagers in a night of bloody violence in Mackay on the weekend.

He is accused of stabbing a girl in the chest in a Canberra St residence before allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old male about 1.40am on Sunday.

He is charged with burglary, two counts of assault, two counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and assaulting police.

Police will allege a verbal altercation occurred at a Canberra St property before a 17-year-old was stabbed several times in the chest.

The 18-year-old man, who attempted to help the woman, was then allegedly stabbed several times in the upper thigh.

Queensland Ambulance Service took the two victims to Mackay Base Hospital following the incident.

A hospital spokeswoman said both the victims were in a stable condition.

McKie was denied bail after police successfully argued he would be an unacceptable risk of re-offending and an unacceptable risk of failing to appear.

He was remanded in custody to appear for a committal mention in the Mackay Magistrates Court on June 4.

Meanwhile Mackay police were called to a second stabbing yesterday.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said two people were taken to Mackay Base Hospital following the College Ct stabbing about 1pm yesterday.

A Mackay Base Hospital representative said a 40-year-old male was in a serious but stable condition with multiple stab wounds.

The representative said another male, aged 35, was in stable condition with unspecified injuries.

Police were investigating the incident.

Topics:  mackay base hospital mackay crime mackay magistrates court stabbing



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