Police investigating Wynyard assault

Police are currently on the scene investigating an incident at Wynyard. 

Around 6.30pm a man unlawfully entered a residence on Old Bass Highway and assaulted a female resident. 

The women, aged in her seventies, received several head wounds from a blunt object. She has been transported to the North West Regional Hospital. 

Police have taken a man into custody in relation to the incident. The man is known to the victim. 

Tasmania Fire Service has extinguishing a fire in the residence which started shortly after the assault.