Police arrest man after serious assault in Whyalla Stuart, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a domestic assault in Whyalla Stuart.

Police will allege that about 9.23am today (Thursday 23 September), patrols and ambulance crews were called to a house in Murphy Crescent after reports that a man had assaulted his partner by punching her in the head and upper body.

The victim, a 28-year-old Whyalla Stuart woman was taken to a local hospital, before being flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

A 43-year-old local man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing serious harm.

He has been refused bail to appear in the Whyalla Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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