Police are investigating after an elderly woman was seriously injured at a Nelson Bay home overnight.
About 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 April 2020), emergency services were called to a home on Armidale Avenue, Nelson Bay, after reports a 71-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man were involved in a domestic-related altercation.
The woman was taken to Tomaree Hospital before she was transferred to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were notified in the early hours of today (Thursday 30 April 2020) and attended the home and established a crime scene.
Detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
No arrests or charges have been made at this stage; a 74-year-old man is assisting police with their inquiries.
Anyone with information which may help investigators is urged to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.