A WOMAN has been charged by police after she allegedly assaulted another woman with a salt lamp and a hammer at Woonona overnight.
About 10pm yesterday (Thursday), the 45-year-old woman went to the Popes Road home where police will allege she demanded the transfer of a significant sum of money from the other woman, before punching and kicking her in the face and legs.
The older woman then allegedly continued to assault the other woman – who is known to her – with the lamp and hammer, before attempting to strangle her with the lamp cord and hitting her over the head with the lamp.
The woman then allegedly wrapped tape around the younger woman’s throat before knocking her unconscious with a blow to the head. Police will also allege she woke with tape wrapped around her wrists.
Neighbours alerted police, who attended the unit, where a crime scene was established. The 42-year-old woman was taken to Wollongong Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to her head, face and limbs.
The 45-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where she was later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, choke with intent, armed with intent and detain for advantage.
She was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Friday).