Police charge man with attempt murder, multiple DV offences at Nowra

A man will face court today after allegedly attempting to drown a woman in a bathtub on the state’s South Coast.

About 8am Friday (24 January 2020), police were called to a house on Young Avenue, Nowra, following reports a man had hit a woman in the head with a spanner before attempting to drown her in a bathtub.

Officers from South Coast Police District attended and spoke to the man, who allegedly refused to leave his home and poured petrol all over his body, threatening to light himself on fire.

The man was allegedly armed with knives and a spanner.

Specialist police negotiated with the man, who left the premises through the back door before being arrested without incident.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation commenced by the Southern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offenders Team.

The woman, who was known to the man, was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where she is recovering from her injuries.

The 37-year-old man was taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with attempt murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault (domestic violence related) and breach ADVO.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Nowra Local Court today (Tuesday 28 January 2020).

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