Torture accused appears in court

AN EAST Ipswich man has been charged with attempted murder and torture following an alleged assault and abduction of a woman at Flinders View on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old man is also charged with deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm, unlawful stalking, entering a dwelling with intent and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The man's case was mentioned briefly in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday, where his defence did not make application for bail.

Police will allege the man entered the 46-year-old woman's house in Morris St about 7pm on Wednesday, threatening her with a knife.

During a subsequent struggle the man allegedly punched the woman in the head and dragged her into a car.

It will be alleged the man made several threats towards the woman before she managed to escape the vehicle.

She was later taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment for her injuries, which included significant grazes.

The woman and her alleged attacker were known to one another.

The report prompted a manhunt early on Thursday, with police releasing information about the suspect's car in an attempt to track him down.

The search ended about noon, when police located the man.

His case will next be heard at a committal mention on February 1 at 2pm.



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