Northern Territory Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in relation to domestic violence offences in Darwin this morning.
At 2:15am, general duties members attended to reports of a domestic disturbance at Lake Alexander. Upon arrival the alleged offender fled into the ocean, wading out to waist deep water.
Police continued to monitor the man’s movements, and a short time later he was observed running into bush land nearby.
The Dog Operations Unit attended and Patrol Dog Daly was deployed to track the man. A short time later the man was arrested without incident.
The man has been remanded in custody and is likely to be charged later today.
Senior Sergeant Emma Carter said “PD Daly and his handler did an excellent job tracking the scent of the offender through thick bush land for an extensive foot chase.
“The behaviour of this man is completely reprehensible and police will continue to go to extensive efforts to apprehend offenders.
““If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please contact 131 444 or in an emergency call 000. You can also anonymously report through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“Support services are available including 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) and Lifeline on 131 114.”
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