Woman survives having her throat slit in horror domestic violence attack

A WOMAN has undergone emergency life-saving surgery after her throat was slashed open, allegedly by her partner during a fight at their home in Sydney’s west.

The 42-year-old woman remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after the horrific attack which allegedly took place at the couple’s home on Linde Road at Glendenning on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the woman was arguing with her partner, 43-year-old Kevin Scroop around 3.45pm when the shouting match turned violent and the man allegedly used a knife to slit her throat.


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It’s understood the critically injured woman staggered onto the street and tried seeking refuge at a neighbour’s house, but no one was home at the time.

Police and paramedics were called a short time later and the woman was rushed to Westmead Hospital with a large laceration across the side of her neck.

She underwent emergency surgery overnight and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Scroop was arrested at the scene and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was later charged with wounding a person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (DV).

The 43-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and faced Parramatta Local Court via video link today where bail was formally refused.

He’ll remain behind bars ahead of his next court appearance in Blacktown on Wednesday.

The attack comes in the middle of a domestic violence crises that has gripped NSW.

Three people, two mothers and a father, were all killed, allegedly by a family member, in the last week of August.

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