Fury over hor­rific do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS McMA­HON

A WOMAN has been se­verely bashed, al­legedly at the hands of her part­ner, in a hor­rific do­mes­tic vi­o­lence at­tack.

It will be al­leged the dis­traught vic­tim called po­lice about 7am yes­ter­day af­ter the dis­tress­ing as­sault, which started in Heat­ley and ended in Wul­guru.

Early in­ves­ti­ga­tions sug­gest the 28- year- old male ac­cused forced the fe­male into a car, con­tin­ued to as­sault her and then drove to Wul­guru.

The vic­tim was left with se­ri­ous fa­cial in­juries af­ter the al­leged as­sault, but man­aged to call po­lice, who rushed to the scene, and found the al­leged of­fender a few streets away be­fore pulling him over.

In­spec­tor Damien Crosby said in­ci­dents like this do­mes­tic vi­o­lence as­sault would not be tol­er­ated and po­lice would charge of­fend­ers with se­ri­ous crim­i­nal of­fences.

“The vic­tim has fa­cial in­juries, bruis­ing and swelling to the face, dam­age to her car and breached a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­der be­tween the pair,” Insp Crosby said.

“Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is a key pri­or­ity for us and it re­it­er­ates that do­mes­tic vi­o­lence will not be tol­er­ated. It’s a blight on the com­mu­nity and this par­tic­u­lar of­fender has been charged with se­ri­ous crim­i­nal of­fences.”

The man has been charged with breach­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­der, as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm, wil­ful dam­age, un­law­ful use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and un­li­censed driv­ing.

If you or some­one you know is im­pacted by fam­ily vi­o­lence, phone 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT. org. au. In an emer­gency, phone 000.

In­spec­tor Damien Crosby.

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