Woman remains critical after Gladesville incident, NSW

A woman remains in a critical but stable condition after a suspected stalking incident in Gladesville at the weekend, NSW Police say.

Around 8.40am on Saturday 5 November, Police from the Ryde Local Area Command responded to a report of an alleged trespass and located a 38-year-old man, carrying flowers, on the front fence of the property.

After a conversation with officers, it’s alleged the man violently resisted detention, forcing them to deploy a Taser during the altercation.

He was escorted under guard to Royal North Shore Hospital for mental health assessment.

After a knock on the door of the home went unanswered, officers, concerned for the female resident’s welfare, were able to gain entry to the house.

They found the 75-year-old woman semi-conscious on the bathroom floor.

She was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The woman regained consciousness this morning but is not yet able to talk to investigators.

A forensic examination of the scene has found no signs of forced entry to the home or any physical contact between the man and the female resident.

Police from Ryde Command had previously been called to the same address in September this year when the same man had gone to the front door of the home with flowers.

Police at that time located the man in a nearby street and detained him for a mental health assessment.

Detectives are continuing their inquiries in relation to the latest incident.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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