Northern Territory Police have arrested a man after a domestic violence related assault in Katherine overnight.
Around 10pm, police patrolling near the Katherine River located a woman with serious facial injuries.
An 37-year-old man attempted to flee the area but was quickly apprehended by police after a short foot pursuit.
He remains in custody and is expected to be charged later today.
The victim was conveyed to Katherine District Hospital for surgery and currently remains there, receiving treatment.
Senior Sergeant Michael Ordelman said “Thankfully, our members were proactively in the area and able to provide immediate assistance.
“If you have witnessed or experienced domestic or family violence, call the police on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.
“If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties as a result of domestic violence, other support services are available including, but not limited to 1800RESPECT (1800737732) or Lifeline 131 114.”