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.
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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.