Police lay charges – Unlawfully cause serious harm – Moulden

Detectives from the Serious Crime Squad have arrested a 31-year-old man following a disturbance at a Moulden residence on Friday 29 February 2020.

At approximately 2:13am, an altercation began over a mobile phone. The alleged offender punched a 32-year-old man to the face, causing minor injuries. Both men then left the property.

The alleged offender re-entered the unit and struck a 33-year-old man to the head with a hammer. The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital where he will undergo surgery.

The 31-year-old was located at his residence at 12:30pm the same day. Police recovered a mobile phone belonging to the 33-year-old victim.

The man has been charged with:

  • unlawfully cause serious harm
  • stealing
  • aggravated assault

He will appear in Darwin Local Court today.

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