Woman to face court for family violence offences

A 34-year-old woman from Forrest will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, 5 July 2024) charged with a number of family violence offences.

Police allege that about 11.40am on Sunday, 30 June 2024, the woman drove at her ex-partner, his sister, and two young children as they crossed Murray Crescent, Manuka in a deliberate attempt to strike them with her vehicle.

It is further alleged that the woman also breached a family violence order by interacting with her ex-partner and his sister the same location about 12.40pm later that day – during which the woman is alleged to have been using her mobile phone to film while driving – and at a Manuka supermarket about 4pm on Monday, 1 July.

The interactions were reported to police, who attended a Forrest residence about 3pm on Thursday, 4 July where the woman was arrested.

She has been charged with nine offences – three counts of use offensive weapon-dangerous to a person (family violence), two counts of contravention of a family violence order, two counts of aggravated stalking (family violence), and single counts of dangerous driving and using a mobile phone while driving.

If you are a victim of family or sexual violence, or believe someone you know is, 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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POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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