A 26-year-old local man was arrested after attacking a woman when she confronted him for yelling at her friend, his ex-girlfriend.

On November 6, 2017 the victim was at her home when she received a call from her friend who had just left. The friend’s ex-boyfriend had been waiting outside and was now yelling at her and refusing to leave. The victim went out to confront the man and a heated dispute erupted. The dispute escalated and the man exited his vehicle and punched the victim in the side of the head, knocking her to the ground. He then stood over top of her and began punching her head and neck numerous times before returning to his vehicle and fleeing.

Police and ambulance attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. the accused was located at his residence and arrested. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with assault.