Media release

Call for witnesses – Aggravated assault – Roper Gulf Region

Police

Northern Territory police are calling for information after an aggravated assault in the community of Bulman on Tuesday.

At around 1:30pm, police received reports that a 44-year-old male allegedly assaulted a male outside a commercial premises with an edged weapon. The victim was conveyed to Gove District Hospital in a stable condition.

The offender fled the scene and allegedly assaulted a male and female in a nearby property before being arrested by local police shortly after. Both residents did not require medical treatment.  

The 44-year-old has since been charged with:

  • Recklessly endanger serious harm
  • Aggravated assault
  • Going armed in public

He was remanded to appear in Katherine Local Court on 21 June 2022.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jeremy Brunton said, “Investigations are ongoing and police are urging anyone who witnessed the assaults, specifically the first assault outside the business, to make contact on 131 444.

“We believe a male and female were passing through the community at the time of the incident, possibly driving a blue Landcrusier, who may have information that will assist police with enquiries.

“Please quote reference 9997512.”

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