A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a 60-year-old Sydney woman following a terrifying home invasion in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police say that at about 4am yesterday, the woman was woken by a man in the bedroom of her home on Iron Street, North Parramatta.
It’s alleged the man assaulted the woman and attempted to strangle her, before her dog ran into the room and attacked him.
Police say the woman then ran and hid in her bathroom and the man fled the scene.
Following inquiries, officers attended a home on Victoria Road at Parramatta about 10pm yesterday where they arrested a 34-year-old man.
The man, who is known to the woman, was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with break, enter and assault with intent to murder.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.