Coffs woman in hospital after alleged assault

A WOMAN is in hospital, and a man in police custody after an alleged violent assault in West Coffs Harbour.

Police were called to the victim's home just after midday today after reports of a domestic dispute outside the property.

Police say a 21-year-old man struck the female victim, causing her to fall, resulting in head and back injuries.

The victim - aged 23 - was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus and is currently in a stable condition.

The alleged offender was later arrested and is now in custody at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

The victim is under observation and is expected to be discharged tomorrow.



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