Queensland woman attacked with hammer, saw

Laine Clark |

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman locked herself in a bathroom overnight to escape an alleged hammer and saw attack in Brisbane’s south.

Police say officers found a seriously injured woman in her 30s with multiple head and body wounds when they were called out to a Doolandella house about 8.30am on Saturday.

They allege a 43-year-old man attacked the woman with the hammer and saw on Friday night, forcing her to lock herself in the bathroom “for a number of hours” before a concerned friend discovered her the next morning.

The woman was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The 43-year-old man – who police believe is known to the woman – has been charged with a series of domestic violence-related offences also including deprivation of liberty and wilful damage to the alleged victim’s phone.

He is in police custody and will appear in a Richlands court on Monday.