Man charged with pouring bleach down girlfriend’s throat

A man has been charged over a horrifying domestic violence offence at a unit in Maroubra this week.

About 9pm on Monday 16 November 2015, a 39-year-old man was involved in an argument with his partner, a 37-year-old woman, at their home unit.

Police say that during the argument, the man pushed the woman to the floor and forcibly poured bleach down her throat.


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The woman was taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Prince of Wales Hospital where she is receiving treatment for chemical burns to her throat and damage to her lungs.

Police from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command were notified and began to search for the man.

About 10.45am yesterday, Wednesday 18 November 2015, officers arrested the man on Boyce Street, Maroubra.

He was taken to Maroubra Police Station, where he was charged with reckless wounding, and using poison to inflict grievous bodily harm.

The man was refused bail, to appear before Waverley Local Court today.

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