A MAN will appear in court this weekend after being charged with domestic violence-related offences at Singleton.
It is being claimed he strangled and assaulted a woman at a toilet block in Bridgman Road last month.
About 5pm on Monday, November 18, the 29-year-old allegedly threatened and strangled a 25-year-old female until she was rendered unconscious.
It will also be alleged the man then forcibly placed the woman inside his car, assaulted her and threatened her with a hammer before driving to a nearby fast food restaurant.
The woman then jumped out of the moving vehicle and alerted the restaurant's staff who, in turn, contacted police.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and started an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, police attached to the Northern Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team arrested a 29-year-old man in Hunter Street, Newcastle, just after 7am on Saturday, December 7.
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with 10 offences, including:
- three counts of possess prohibited drug,
- unlicensed rider for class,
- choke person with intent to commit indictable offence,
- two counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear of physical harm (DV),
- assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV),
- intentionally choke person without consent (DV), and
- kidnap with intent to commit serious indictable offence occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).
Police will allege in court that the two were known to each other.
The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Sunday, December 8.