Police have charged a man with the attempted murder of his estranged wife at Castle Hill yesterday afternoon.
Police and paramedics were called to a house on Brentwood Way after reports a woman had been critically wounded about 2.30pm, yesterday, Wednesday, August 29.
The 59-year-old was found inside the house with significant injuries to her head.
Paramedics treated the woman at the scene and transported her to Westmead Hospital. She remains in a critical but stable condition.
Police arrested the woman’s 77-year-old estranged husband at the house and investigators examined the crime scene until the early hours of this morning.
The man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and contravening a domestic apprehended violence order.
Tradesmen Ralph Galati and Matthew Petch told the News they were standing near the Brentwood Way home at 2.30pm when a man ''pulled up in a black four wheel drive and said hello'' before he went inside.
Mr Galati said the man, 77, came out of the house and "stood calmly next to a brick wall" then asked them to call the police.
He said about five minutes later police and paramedics arrived and removed a woman from the house.
Another neighbour who was home at the time said such an incident was ‘‘totally out of character for the street’’.
‘‘I was about to go to university and then I saw a bunch of police cars out front,’’ the neighbour, who wished not to be named, said.
‘‘We didn’t really know our neighbours but it’s a shock all the same for a small street like this.’’
Police charged the man with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and contravening a domestic apprehended violence order.
The 77-year-old was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Local Court today.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.