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Tugun Gold Coast: Woman dies after she allegedly entered property and scuffled with residents

Woman in her 30s dies after she allegedly entered a property and was restrained by residents during an early-morning scuffle

  • Police called to duplex on Tuesday morning
  • Scuffle occurred between woman and residents
  • The woman in her 30s died at the scene 

A woman has died after she entered a home in the early hours of the morning and was allegedly restrained by a male resident.

Police were called to a duplex on Partridge Place in the Gold Coast suburb of Tugun, Queensland, at 1:40am on Tuesday.

A woman, aged in her 30s, who was unknown to the occupants of the duplex, was found at the rear of the property.  

It’s understood a man, his partner and their children were inside at the time.

The woman got into a scuffle with the occupants before the man held her down in the backyard, according to police.

She allegedly went into cardiac arrest and was declared dead at the scene after emergency services were unable to revive her.

A woman has died at a Gold Gold property (pictured) after she was allegedly restrained by the home’s occupants

Two residents of the duplex were treated for minor injuries by paramedics.

The man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital and is believed to be in shock, reports the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Gold Coast police Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn confirmed the woman had been held down by the man in a press conference.

‘She has been held down on the ground in that position whilst police were contacted,’ he said. 

Police said they were unsure why the woman entered the duplex in the first place.

‘There could have been any number of reasons,’ Det Insp Ahearn explained.

‘Certainly the home owner didn’t know the person and she had not been invited.’

He added that the man was ‘devastated’ by the incident and was cooperating with detectives.

Queensland Police are investigating and have not charged anyone so far. 

‘We will conduct an investigation and it will inform us as to the facts of what happened and leading up to how this woman actually died,’ Det Insp Ahearn said.

‘From there we will make an assessment as to where this investigation goes.’

He urged residents not to restrain intruders and to call police if they found someone on their property. 

A neighbour told the ABC he woke up to ‘screaming and yelling’ next door.

‘I got up and all the lights are on next door,’ he said.

‘There was something about ‘she looks like she is, you know, dying or something’ or ‘there is something wrong with her’,’ he said.

He added that police arrived about 10 minutes later.

More to come.