NSW: Man arrested, charged, refused bail after woman bashed, held captive inside house

IN the latest case of domestic violence to hit the headlines, a woman has managed to escape and call police after she was allegedly bashed by her partner and held captive inside his house for several hours yesterday.

Police say the pair, a 26-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, became involved in an argument inside a home on Kurnell Road at Cronulla about 3pm on Thursday.

It’s alleged the man assaulted the woman and forced her into a bedroom where she claims she was detained for three hours before being able to escape and alert police.


She was taken to Sutherland Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Police later attended the address and arrested the man and whilst at the location allegedly located a set of handcuffs.

The man was taken to Miranda Police Station where he was served with an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) and was charged with detaining a person with the intent to cause actual bodily harm and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He was refused bail to re-appear in Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 27 October.

It follows a heartbreaking week of news in Australia where two children and three women, including an elderly grandmother, were all killed in horrifying cases of domestic violence.