Woman rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted by man

A WOMAN has been horrifically bashed by a man at a home in Maitland this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a residence on Catherine Street just before 1.30pm today, where they found a woman with serious head injuries, believed to have been sustained from a hammer.

The 38-year-old has been taken to John Hunter Hospital. Her condition is not known.


Police from Central Hunter Local Area Command established a crime scene at the home and commenced inquiries.

A 23-year-old man was arrested a short time later at a nearby car park.

He’s been taken to Maitland Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.