Man arrested after woman assaulted in Adelaide’s southern suburbs
Police maintained a strong police presence in the street following the alleged assault. (ABC News: Claire Campbell)
A man on the run from police after being suspected of committing a serious assault against a woman in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has now been arrested.
- A woman was allegedly assaulted at a Christies Beach house
- She was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre in a serious but stable condition
- Police searched for the man for several hours and closed off a local street
Officers were called to a Christies Beach house, south of Adelaide, just before 8:00am.
They discovered a woman at the house with multiple injuries.
“She’s been treated at the scene before being taken to the Flinders Medical Centre in a serious but stable condition,” Senior Constable Mick Abbott said.
“We’ve got numerous resources down there, the police helicopter has been used in the search and the dog squad is also assisting.”
Police said the suspect — who is known to the victim — was believed to have left the Cocking Road house on foot.
That prompted a manhunt which ended a short time ago.
“A man has been arrested following a serious assault at Christies Beach this morning,” SA Police said in a statement on Twitter.
The man was located at a house on Castle Road and taken to hospital by ambulance.
During the incident, police closed off the road to the public and have maintained a heavy presence in the area.
They earlier said they did not believe he was “a danger to any other members of the community”.
The arrest follows a number of attacks on women in South Australia in recent weeks.
Last week a woman was allegedly murdered at the nearby Colonnades Shopping Centre.
A 20-year-old man was charged and remanded in custody to appear in court again in March.