Woman jumps from window trying to escape domestic assault

A woman who was allegedly locked in a bedroom and choked so severely that she lost consciousness has been injured after jumping from a second-storey unit window while trying to escape the alleged horrific attack.

The alleged domestic assault happened at a unit on Sir Josephs Banks Street in Bankstown about midday yesterday.

“Police will allege a man, known to the woman, assaulted and choked her, causing her to lose consciousness,” NSW police said.


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“It’s further alleged the man locked her in a bedroom, before she managed to escape by jumping out a window.”

The 34-year-old woman was rushed to hospital suffering a fractured vertebrae, along with bruising and swelling.

The man, 29, fled the scene before police arrived, however he was tracked down a short time later and arrested.

He has since been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), intentionally choke etc person without consent (DV), take/detain person w/I to obtain advantage (DV), and dishonestly obtain financial advantage and contravene prohibited/restriction in AVO.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Campbelltown 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

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