Police charge man with DV related offences – South Penrith

A man will face court today charged with domestic violence related offences in Sydney’s west.

About 11am yesterday (Tuesday 4 May 2021), officers were called to Smith Street, South Penrith, following reports in relation to the concern for the welfare of a woman.

On arrival, officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command spoke with the 22-year-old woman, who indicated she had been injured during an altercation with a man, known to her, at a nearby property.

She was taken to Nepean Hospital, where she remains in a stable condition with broken ribs.

As a result of further information received, additional police – including the Public Order and Riot Squad – attended a home on Gamenya Avenue, South Penrith, about 2.30pm.

A short time later, entry was forced to the property and a 34-year-old man was arrested.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station, where he was charged with common assault (DV), destroy or damage property (DV), assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic).

He was refused bail and will appear at Penrith Local Court today (Wednesday 5 May 2021).

During the police operation, another man was wrestled to the ground after failing to comply with instructions. Officers deployed a taser to assist with the arrest.

The 26-year-old man was taken to Westmead Hospital with head injuries.

Another man at the scene was arrested and charged with possess prohibited drug, and possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance.

The 25-year-old was given a court attendance notice to appear at Penrith Local Court on Monday 24 May 2021.

Inquiries continue.

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