A 19-year-old who allegedly punched and kicked a woman before setting his dog on her will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 24 May) charged with family violence assault.
About 8 am on Saturday, 20 May, ACT Policing responded to reports of a disturbance at a residence on McGinness Street, Scullin.
Police allege the Scullin man assaulted a 19-year-old woman at the location, causing her about 50 injuries.
A short time later, he left in a vehicle. Police attempted to locate the man in Hawker and later in the City, but further enquiries revealed the man had fled to NSW.
At about 5:20 pm on Monday (22 May 2023) the man was arrested in Yass by NSW Police Force members, assisted by ACT Policing members from Belconnen Station and the Proactive Intervention and Diversion Team.
He faced Goulburn Local Court yesterday (23 May 2023) where arrangements were made for him to be extradited to the ACT.
The man has been charged with one count of recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm and will appear in court today.
If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, or attend any police station.
The following services are available:
- ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service 02 6280 0900
- Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525
- YWCA Canberra 02 6185 2000
- ACT Government family violence services.