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'Targeted attack' at Invermay wharf leaves two hospitalised, three arrested

Pulse Tasmania
Kings Wharf in Launceston

Three people were arrested overnight after a “targeted incident” near Kings Wharf in Launceston left a person with serious injuries.

Police and emergency services responded to reports of a physical altercation involving four people with weapons at the Invermay wharf shortly before 4pm on Thursday.


Two people, including one with serious injures and another with non-life-threatening injuries, were taken to the Launceston General Hospital.

Authorities have assured the public that the incident was “isolated” and the people involved were all known to each other.

The Launceston General Hospital. Image / Pulse

“Three people have since been taken into custody and are assisting police with their enquiries,” a spokesperson said.

“There was no threat to the wider community.”

Police on Friday morning said three people have since been charged with wounding and common assault.

A 19-year-old woman, 23-year-old man and 53-year-old man from Invermay were all bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.


A fourth person near the scene at the time of the incident was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

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