WATCH:Didgeridoo 'weapon of choice' to bash Gladstone couple

A GLADSTONE couple suffered multiple head and face fractures on Thursday night when an intruder broke into their home in Glen Eden and bashed them using a didgeridoo.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lindsay said police believe "a didgeridoo was used as a weapon of choice".

"As a result a 23-year-old female has been hit over the head with that particular weapon and has suffered multiple fractures to the head and face,"Det Sgt Lindsay said.

"During that same incident a 59-year-old male has been assaulted with we suspect the didgeridoo as well, and he's also suffered fractures to the head."


In a second incident, while police were at the scene of the first bashing, police said the offender arrived at another house "about 2kms away" where a 32-year-old female suffered head injuries and was found unconscious outside a house.

"We don't believe a weapon was used in the second incident," Det Sgt Lindsay said.

CIB officers worked into the early hours of Friday on the investigation.

Det Sgt Lindsay said a man was arrested on Thursday night.

He has been charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm; and entering a building with intent uses/threaten violence on April 7. He has not entered a plea as of yet. The accused is due to appear in court in June.

"Forensic procedures need to be done," Det Sgt Lindsay said.

He was unable to detail what the alleged motive was, but did say the victim and the alleged offender were known to each other.

"I've never seen a didgeridoo used before, but in times of disturbances it's not uncommon for any item to be used," Det Sgt Lindsay said.

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