Man arrested over alleged home invasion and assault – East Ballina
April 28, 2010
A man will appear in court next month charged over an alleged home invasion and assault at East Ballina yesterday morning.
About 5.50am (Tuesday 27 April) a 43-year-old man attended a home in Barwen Street, East Ballina, and knocked on the front door.
It is alleged when the door was answered by the female occupant, the man forced his way inside the unit before attending one of the bedrooms.
Inside the bedroom the man allegedly assaulted a 44-year-old man who was asleep by hitting him over the head with a large piece of wood.
As the man was leaving the home it will also be alleged he assaulted a 32-year-old woman by punching her to the head, causing her to fall to the floor.
While the woman was on the floor the man also allegedly kicked her to the body before fleeing the scene.
Emergency services were called to the home and the 44-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Ballina Hospital suffering from a deep wound to his forehead and bruising to his left eye socket.
About 1pm the 43-year-old man attended Ballina Police Station where he was arrested and charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, wound person intend to cause grievous bodily harm and common assault.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday 18 May 2010.
Investigations into the matter are continuing.