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Man faces 26 attempted murder charges over car allegedly driven into funeral

Garry Hudson has been charged with 25 counts of attempted murder. Photo: Facebook
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A 55-year-old man has been charged with 26 counts of attempted murder for allegedly deliberately driving a four-wheel drive into a house in far north Queensland where a funeral was underway.

Garry Hudson had already been charged with one count of murder following the incident at a home at Kowanyama in Cape York last Friday.

A woman was killed and 25 people were injured.

Hudson is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon on the fresh charges.

On Sunday, Kowanyama Mayor Michael Yam praised residents in the western Cape community for maintaining their calm after the incident.

“There is a strong sense of unity between elders and traditional owners and this is helping the community to begin to heal,” he said.

“Council, [Queensland] Health, police and other stakeholders are implementing strategies to complement the work being done by our elders.”

Queensland Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt visited Kowanyama on Monday to meet with Cr Yam and other community members.

The funeral that had been interrupted was held again on Monday.

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