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Man charged with murder in Bronte, Sydney’s east, after alleged domestic violence incident

Woman dies after allegedly being bashed at her home in an exclusive Sydney suburb as confronting images show paramedics fighting to save her life – and police charge a man with murder

  • Man, 74, has been charged with murder after alleged domestic violence incident
  • Police were called to a home in Bronte, in Sydney’s east at 6pm on Thursday
  • Woman, 74, was found outside home with critical injuries and later died 

An elderly man has been charged with murder after a woman died following an alleged domestic violence incident in an exclusive beachside suburb in Sydney’s east.

Police were called to a home on Bronte Road, in Bronte at about 6pm on Thursday following a concern for welfare report, and found a 74-year-old woman outside with critical injuries. 

The woman was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but was unable to be saved.

A 74-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Waverley Police Station, where he was charged with one count of murder.

He was refused bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on Friday.

Police arrived at the home on Bronte Road to find a woman critically injured. Pictured: Emergency workers race to save her life

An elderly man with bloodstains on his shirt has been arrested and charged with murder after an alleged domestic violence incident at a home in Bronte on Thursday night

An elderly man with bloodstains on his shirt has been arrested and charged with murder after an alleged domestic violence incident at a home in Bronte on Thursday night

Images from the scene show the elderly man, with grey hair, a beard and glasses, being led from the house with his hands behind his back. 

Blood stains are visible on the sleeve of his t-shirt and there appears to be a bruise under his left eye.

NSW Police said it’s believed the elderly man and woman are known to each other.

Officers performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived and placed her in an ambulance

Officers performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived and placed her in an ambulance

Images from the scene show the elderly man, with grey hair and glasses, being led from the scene with his hands behind his back

Images from the scene show the elderly man, with grey hair and glasses, being led from the scene with his hands behind his back

A crime scene was established at the home and is being examined by specialist officers. 

Pictures from neighbours show several emergency service vehicles parked on the narrow street, which runs down to Bronte Beach. 

As many as three ambulances and several police cars attended the Bronte Road home, with witnesses saying a police rescue van was also present. 

The woman was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital but she was unable to be saved

The woman was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but she was unable to be saved

As many as three ambulances and several police cars attended the Bronte Road home, with witnesses saying a police rescue van was also present

As many as three ambulances and several police cars attended the Bronte Road home, with witnesses saying a police rescue van was also present

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