Man seriously injured after being hit in head with chair during domestic violence incident

A MAN has been been taken to hospital with a traumatic eye injury after being hit in the head with a chair during a domestic violence incident in Sydney’s Inner West.

Police and paramedics were called to reports of a man and a woman fighting in a unit on Albert Street in Petersham just before 5am on Sunday.

During the altercation, it’s alleged the 27-year-old woman picked up a chair and hurled it at her partner’s head.


The chair hit the man in the face, causing a serous eye injury.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported by ambulance to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Newtown Police Station where she has spent the morning being questioned by police.

Investigations are continuing.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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