A 31-year-old Lismore man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into his former partner’s home and holding a knife to her throat when she tried to escape.
Police said the victim woke up on 1 January to find her former partner in her home.
The 31-year-old man refused to leave and blocked the exit with a couch.
Police said the victim had run towards a second doorway to escape.
The 31 year old has grabbed her, causing her head to impact on a wall. He then took a kitchen knife and put his hands on the victim’s throat while holding the knife to her throat before leaving.
Police have attended another address in Lismore and arrested the 31-year-old.
At Lismore police station he was charged with Assault, Stalking and Enter Dwelling With Intent To Commit a Serious Indictable Offence.
Police bail refused the man and he was later bail refused at Lismore Local Court. He will reappear in Lismore Local Court next week.