Attempted murder charge laid over domestic violence incident in Alice Springs

January 17, 2023 11:34 am in by

A man has been charged with attempted murder over a serious domestic violence incident in Alice Springs.

A 44-year-old man allegedly assaulted his 39-year-old female partner with an edged weapon before harming himself at an Araluen home on Sunday.

They were both taken to hospital, where the woman remains in a serious but stable condition.

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The 44-year-old is also still in hospital under guard.

He has today been charged with attempted murder, acts intended to cause serious harm and breaching a domestic violence order.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant David Munro says the woman is on the mend.

“Thankfully the victim appears to be recovering from her injuries.”

“Addressing domestic and family violence in our community is one of the highest priorities for the Northern Territory Police Force.”

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“If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please contact 131 444 or in an emergency call 000.”

“Support services are available including 1800RESPECT, 1800 737 732 and Lifeline on 131 114.”


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