Tennant and District Times
Man beats woman with metal pole

POLICE have charged a 39-year-old man in Ampilatwatja on Monday for aggravated assault after he allegedly beat a woman with a metal pole.

The 37-year-old woman suffered serious injuries to her back and head and was medevaced to Alice Springs Hospital. 

Police say were responded to a call to the remote community around 5.30am in response to a woman presenting at the local clinic with serious injuries.

The man fled the area but was located at a later time  and arrested by police in Ampilatwatja. He has been charged with aggravated assault. Police say the man was known to the victim but they were not in a relationship.

Forensic officers and detectives from the Southern Investigations Division travelled to the community on Monday.

Police urge anyone with information relating to the assault to contact 131 444 or to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.