Man charged with attempted murder after woman bludgeoned with hammer

A MAN has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly bludgeoning a woman with a hammer in frenzied attack at a house in northern New South Wales.

The horrific scenes unfolded behind closed doors in the sleepy Northern Rivers town of Nimbin on Friday morning.

Police said it was around 10am when an argument between a 51-year-old man and 47-year-old woman escalated into a brutal assault inside a house on Gungas Road.


The man is accused of hacking the woman almost to death with a hammer and stabbing her multiple times before fleeing the scene, leaving her to die.

Critically injured and barely alive, the woman managed to reach a phone in the house and call triple zero.

Police said emergency services found the woman with “multiple stab wounds to her legs, arms and torso”.

She was treated at the scene before being rushed to Lismore Hospital where she has since undergone surgery.

Police tracked down the 51-year-old man and arrested him on Saturday afternoon.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was last night charged with wounding with intent to murder.

The accused was remanded in custody overnight and will front Lismore Local Court today.

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