Man to face court after woman allegedly dumped in bushland
A MAN is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today after an unconscious woman was found dumped in bushland on the Gold Coast last night.
Police launched a manhunt to find the 34-year-old from Advancetown, who was spotted by residents dumping the severely injured woman just off the road along Gartside Ave and Plantation Crescent in Maudsland just after 4pm on Tuesday.
He was arrested by the dog squad on Reserve Road in Upper Coomera around 6.30pm after an extensive manhunt.
The motorbike was also located in Upper Coomera, on Stevens St.
It is understood a man was approached by security around 4.15pm as he attempted to dump the victim in the bushland.
Acting Detective Inspector Mark Procter said the pair had arrived together.
"Witnesses have said a motorcycle has arrived at this location and dumped a female body there," he said.
The man then allegedly fled the scene before witnesses called for emergency services.
Critical care and High Acuity Response Unit paramedics attended the scene and she was transported to Gold Coast University in a critical condition.
It is understood the woman's condition has improved overnight.
The man has been charged with three offences, including failure to provide necessities of life, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.