Murder charges after man killed in North Queensland Thai restaurant stabbing

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
1 Min Read
A man has been killed in a stabbing at a Thai restaurant in Queensland.
A man has been killed in a stabbing at a Thai restaurant in Queensland. Credit: Supplied.

A man has been charged with murder and other offences after another man was found dead at a Thai restaurant in Townsville.

A 31-year-old man allegedly entered the Joy Thai Restaurant on Thuringowa Dr in Kirwan just after 4.40pm on Monday and stabbed a 26-year-old man known to him, according to Queensland Police.

“Despite attempts to revive the man, he was declared deceased at the scene,” Police said.

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The 31-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene. He has since been charged with one count each of murder, entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence, and contravention of a domestic violence order.

“No one else was physically injured during the incident,” police said.

The man is scheduled to appear before the Townsville Magistrates Court today.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

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