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Wanted man charged

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Broken Hill’s Barrier Police officers arrested a man at a Creedon St address. He was found hiding under a bed after a serious assault on a woman. The man, wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants, faced court this week charged with domestic violence offences.

Just after 2am on Wednesday November 8, officers attached to Barrier Police District attended a home on Creedon St following reports of a domestic-related incident.

A 21-year-old woman had allegedly been assaulted by a man known to her, struck to the head and body several times with a torch and a tool.

The woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being transported to Broken Hill Hospital in a stable condition.

As part of inquiries, officers attended a nearby home on Creedon St and found the 18-year-old man hiding under a bed. Following a struggle, the man was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Police Station where he was charged with:

  • contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (apprehended violence order)
  • hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty
  • use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence
  • assault occasioning actual bodily harm and
  • breach of bail

Police also executed seven outstanding arrest warrants for traffic, property, assault, and domestic violence-related offences. The man was refused bail and appeared at Wentworth Local Court on Wednesday November 8.

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