Man charged following family violence incident

A man is in custody and a woman was placed in hospital overnight following a family violence incident yesterday afternoon at a shopping complex in Howrah.

The woman received injuries to her head and the side of her body which required medical attention.

The man was arrested at the scene.

Detective Senior Sergeant David Richardson of Bellerive Criminal Investigation Branch said:

“The man was taken into custody and the woman was assisted by witnesses and personnel at the store before being transported to hospital.

“Police have been speaking to witnesses and staff and there is an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.

The man has been charged with 2 x breaching a family violence order and 1 x wounding.

If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937 or visit

The Police Assistance Line is 131 444 or in an emergency call 000.