Woman fights for life in hospital after horror domestic violence attack

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly ignored a court order, broke into his former partner’s home and bashed her almost to death in Central West NSW.

The 46-year-old woman was found with life-threatening head injuries in her unit on Horsley Drive at Coonabarabran about 2am on Thursday.

Police found the woman after being sent to the address following reports of an assault.


The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken by ambulance to the local hospital.

She has since been airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for specialist treatment.

Police said she remains there in a critical condition.

Her former partner, a 48-year-old man was arrested around eight hours later and charged with a list of offences, including attempted murder and contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO.

The man was refused bail overnight and due to appear in Dubbo Local Court today, also charged with break and enter dwelling and inflict grievous bodily harm, and two counts of common assault.

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

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.