A MAN has been charged after allegedly choking, punching and stomping on a woman in a terrifying domestic violence attack before abducting her and holding her against her will for several hours in Newcastle.
The 42-year-old allegedly attended the 43-year-old woman’s home at Hamilton East about 11am on Friday, March 22.
After being welcomed inside, NSW Police said the man allegedly grabbed the woman around the throat from behind and threw her to the ground before standing on her chest and neck and punching her in the face.
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The man then allegedly armed himself with a hammer and forced the woman into his car.
Police said the man allegedly took the woman’s phone and drove her back to his home at Bolton Point where it alleged he held her against her will for several hours before driving her back to her home.
The woman contacted friends and police from the Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team were notified.
Following investigations, officers yesterday arrested the 42-year-old man at Bunkerville.
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with detain for advantage (DV), intentionally choke person without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stalking/intimidation.
The man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.
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