Police arrest man for attempted murder, South Australia

A man has been arrested for attempted murder following a domestic violence incident in the southern suburbs last month.

About 11.45am on Saturday 25 April, Southern District police were called to a home on Walter Avenue at Mitchell Park following reports of a domestic violence incident.

Police will allege the suspect stabbed a woman in the stomach and arm with a knife. The victim was conveyed by paramedics to the Flinders Medical Centre where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A 39-year-old man from Mitchell Park was arrested without incident and taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he was detained under the Mental Health Act.

About 2pm on Wednesday 6 May, Southern District Detectives arrested the suspect and charged him with attempted murder. He was refused bail and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 May.

The public are reminded that domestic abuse doesn’t just include physical violence, but also encompasses threatening behaviour, damage to property, emotional or psychological harm and denying a person financial, social or personal independence.

Police Interim Intervention Orders can be issued to provide immediate protection and safety for victims. These are immediately enforceable, cover firearms, and may require the accused person to immediately vacate the home address or return items of personal property belonging to the protected person.

If you know of someone experiencing domestic abuse or violence, speak up.

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