Two people facing court for choking partners in separate family violence incidents

A 70-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after allegedly choking their partners in two family violence incidents over the weekend. 

About 8.30pm on Saturday (18 May 2024), the 70-year-old man allegedly choked his partner after a verbal argument at their residence in Bruce.

He was arrested that evening by police and was charged with aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm and choking, suffocating or strangling another person.

In a separate incident, about 2.30am on Sunday (19 May 2024), police responded to a report of a 30-year-old woman choking her partner to unconsciousness following a verbal disagreement.

After speaking to the victim, police charged the woman with choking another person and rendering them unconscious.

In both instances the victims were treated by ACT Ambulance Services.

Police understand the significant coercion and control exerted in relationships where family violence exists, and encourage anyone impacted by any type of family violence offending to contact police and seek support.

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, or attend any police station.

The following support services are also available: 

ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service 02 6280 0900

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525

YWCA Canberra 02 6185 2000

ACT Government family violence services 

 

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