The Callana Crt, Craigmore, home where the attacked happened.
The Callana Crt, Craigmore, home where the attacked happened. Matt Loxton

Woman allegedly attacked by six men with hammers

A WOMAN has allegedly been attacked by six men armed with hammers at a Craigmore house where neighbours reported constant fighting.

Police and paramedics were called to Callana Ct about 10.20pm on Sunday to find the woman with leg bruises, lacerations and a possible leg fracture.

She was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital but her injuries are not life-threatening.

Six men wearing balaclavas and white surgical gloves allegedly hit the woman with hammers inside the house where her three children were present.

The men then smashed parts of the house before leaving

Neighbour Wendy Lowe, 49, said she heard loud noises from the house earlier in the night.

"I heard yelling, screaming ... doors slamming," she said.

"Then two cop cars and an ambulance.

"It's pretty scary ... I feel very unsafe."

Ms Lowe's mother, Maureen Bruce, 78, said she heard a car "racing up and down the road" and "dogs barking".

"I thought, 'here they go again'," she said.

Neighbour Tanya Grant said she heard screaming and fights from the house regularly.

"All my kids were traumatised, it has been hell since they moved in," she said.

"We want them gone," she said, pointing to a petition she organised to request the family be moved to another location.

Ms Grant alleged that two weeks ago, a man visiting the house in question had previously swung a broom at her, leaving her with face bruises. She also had to get stitches on her ear.

Neighbour Tanya Grant alleges that she was hit with a broom by a man visiting the Craigmore house where a woman was allegedly bashed with six hammers.
Neighbour Tanya Grant alleges that she was hit with a broom by a man visiting the Craigmore house where a woman was allegedly bashed with six hammers. Supplied

Police said they believed Sunday night's incident was not random and all parties were known to each other.

A tan or cream coloured four-wheel-drive was seen leaving the house at the time of the offence on Sunday night.

Neighbour Val Eitzen said she did not feel safe in her street she described used to be quiet.

"We all thinking if we should upgrade our alarm system or move out," she said.

"I don't know if (the attack) was on purpose but as long as they got the right house, I know it sounds bad but what if they didn't."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperssa.com.au.

News Corp Australia


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