Alleged assaults leave nurses injured in Roper Gulf region.
Police have arrested a 60-year-old man for multiple aggravated assaults.
On Monday afternoon, the man allegedly assaulted a 57-year-old woman who is known to him at a residence in the Roper Gulf region.
Police provided no further details to the location of the alleged crimes.
The woman suffered a laceration to her face before fleeing.
The next morning, about 9am, nurses from the local clinic came to the home to deliver the man's daily medication.
The man allegedly charged at a 73-year-old male nurse and struck his head with a large stick.
The second nurse, a 49-year-old male, attempted to assist the 73-year-old when he was also assaulted.
As the two nurses went to leave the 60-year-old allegedly threw an edged weapon which struck the 73-year-old.
The two nurses returned to the clinic where they notified police.
They were later taken to Katherine Hospital for medical treatment.
Police located and arrested the 60-year-old man near his residence.
He has been charged with:
- assault a worker x 2
- aggravated assault
- armed with an offensive weapon
- possess/carry/used controlled weapon
- going armed in public.
The man has been remanded in custody until August 13.
Central Division Superintendent Peter Kennon said, "Police strongly condemn assaults against health workers who work tirelessly and selflessly to keep all community members safe and well."
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