Assault charge, Atherton

Police have charged a woman after she allegedly stabbed another woman in Atherton overnight.

It will be alleged at about 2.15am an altercation occurred in the front yard of a Rita Street house between two women, who are known to each other.

During the incident a 38-year-old Upper Barron woman received a stab wound to the upper left back with a knife. She was treated at the Atherton Hospital and subsequently released.

A 46-year-old Atherton woman has been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and is expected to appear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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