Woman’s head shaved, spine and ribs fractured in horrific attack

A WOMAN has staggered into a police station with horrific injuries after being brutally bashed and strangled during a prolonged domestic violence related attack at a home in Sydney’s west.

The 27-year-old was allegedly attacked by the brother of one of Australia’s most notorious Islamic State terrorists.

Badly injured, the woman stumbled into the Riverwood Police Station with a young child about 10pm on Tuesday.


It’s alleged the woman had been repeatedly beaten and strangled at a home in Peakhurst before her head was shaved.

Several of the woman’s ribs and vertebrae were broken and her eye socket fractured in the attack, police said.

Paramedics were called to the Riverwood Police Station where they treated the woman before transporting her to hospital where she continues to receive treatment.

Following inquiries, a 32-year-old man identified by 7NEWS as Arken Abdul Rahim Sharrouf – the brother of Australian-born terrorist Khaled Sharrouf – was arrested at a home on Belmore Road at Peakhurst.

Source: 7NEWS.com.au

Arken Sharrouf is charged with multiple offences over the horrific attack, including intentionally choking a person without consent, assaulting causing actual bodily harm and assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The 32-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Sutherland Local Court today.

Police said the couple’s children are currently being cared for by relatives.

The accused’s brother Khaled is believed to have been killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria.

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