Media release

Charges – Domestic violence – Tennant Creek


Northern Territory Police have charged a man for a domestic violence related serious harm assault in Tennant Creek yesterday.

At 12:30am on Sunday, police received reports that a 35-year-old man assaulted his 30-year-old female partner with an edged weapon at a residence on Haddock Street, Tennant Creek.

The victim received serious injuries to her abdomen and was conveyed to Tennant Creek Hospital in a serious but stable condition. She is expected to require ongoing treatment.

After a short foot pursuit the offender was arrested nearby and has since been charged by detectives from the Tennant Creek Criminal Investigation Branch with:

  • Unlawfully cause serious harm
  • Aggravated assault
  • Breach domestic violence order
  • Possess/carry/use controlled weapon night time.

He was remanded to appear in Alice Springs Local Court tomorrow.

Detective Acting Sergeant Aaron Evans said “Domestic and family violence remains a number one priority for the Northern Territory Police. This behaviour has no place in our community and we are continuing to urge anyone affected to reach out.

“Investigators commend the witness who quickly alerted nearby police and assisted in the apprehension of the offender."

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, support services are available including, but not limited to 1800RESPECT (1800737732) or Lifeline 131 114.