Woman in critical condition and man charged with strangulation after boy’s arrest leads to desperate search
- Man allegedly strangled woman before taking her 11-month-old son
- The 34-year-old was arrested on Saturday and charged by police with alleged assault
- Woman was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital while baby was unharmed
A woman is in critical condition after being allegedly strangled by a man before he took her young child.
Police were called to an apartment in Southport on the Gold Coast on Saturday night where they found a woman unconscious.
They claim a 34-year-old man assaulted the woman before taking her 11-month-old child.
The boy was the subject of an ‘amber alert’ by police and was later found unharmed while the man was charged.
A man allegedly strangled a woman before taking her 11-month-old baby to her home in Southport on Saturday night. He has been charged and the baby has been found unharmed
Emergency services were called to the Como Crescent’s home at about 5pm after neighbors complained of a disturbance.
Officers arrived on the scene and did not find the 25-year-old woman. She was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The man was arrested in Oxley just after midnight, with the baby also located. He was taken to Crestmead Police Station.
They will claim that the man strangled the woman before taking the young child.
A gray Mazda CX9 has been seized by police and they are currently investigating the vehicle as part of their investigation.
The man was charged with grievous bodily harm and strangulation.
He objected to his bail and will appear in court on Monday at Richlands Magistrates Court.