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.
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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.