Man charged after serious Kempsey assault

Allegedly threatened to burn woman.

Man charged after serious Kempsey assault

A man has been charged and faced Port Macquarie Local Court yesterday, following a serious domestic assault in River Street on Tuesday.

Emergency services were called to a house on the Kempsey street just before 8pm, following reports that a woman had been assaulted.

Police have alleged a man assaulted a woman a number of times, before pouring petrol on her and threatening to light her on fire.

The man allegedly further assaulted the woman a number of times before police arrived.

Officers from Mid North Coast Local Area Command attended and arrested a 31-year-old man.

A 33-year-old woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Kempsey Hospital for further treatment.

The man was taken to Kempsey Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, armed with intent to commit a serious indictable offence, and stalk or intimidate with the intention to cause fear or harm.

The man was refused bail prior to his court appearance.