Woman left unrecognisable after alleged DV-related hammer attack in NSW

UPDATE 6:10 PM | A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly brutally bludgeoned a woman with a hammer in a horror attack at a house in Sydney.

Police were called to the Campsie Street address in Campsie shortly before five o’clock on Thursday morning.

They arrived at the house to find a 34-year-old woman with life-threatening head injuries.


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It’s understood the woman had been attacked with a hammer and a carving knife, allegedly by her partner.

Her injuries are believed to be so horrific, she is said to be unrecognisable.

It’s understood police were unable to immediately identify the woman due to the extent of her wounds.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to St George Hospital where she remains this afternoon in a critical condition, police said.

A 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with attempted murder.

Police confirmed the man is the woman’s partner. He’ll front Burwood Local Court tomorrow.

It’s understood the couple lived in a granny flat at the back of the Campsie Street home.

The house was declared a crime scene and has been crawling with forensic police for most of the day.

It’s the second horrific domestic violence-related attack in NSW in as many days.

A man was yesterday charged with attempted murder after he allegedly choked, strangled and bashed his former partner at a house in Ettalong Beach, on the state’s Central Coast.

Police found the 35-year-old woman unresponsive at the Picnic Parade home around 7.10pm on Tuesday.

Officers performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived and rushed her to Gosford Hospital where she remained last night in a critical condition.

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