Police make arrest – Unlawfully cause serious harm in Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a man who is alleged to have caused serious harm to a woman in a remote community west of Alice Springs earlier this month.

On Friday July 10, the two are alleged to have begun arguing when a 29-year-old man started to physically assault the 35-year-old woman to her head and body before biting off the thumb of her right hand and fleeing the scene.

Local police officers transported the woman to the community clinic, and later to the Alice Springs Hospital for treatment.

The man remained at large until Friday July 10, when he was located and arrested by police.

He was charged with one count of Unlawfully cause serious harm and remanded in custody to appear before the Alice Springs Local Court on August 27, 2020.

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