A woman has been struck multiple times with an axe at a business inside a Melbourne shopping centre.
Police arrested a man after the attack at the Fountain Gate shopping centre in Narre Warren just after 10am on Monday.
The woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the man and woman are known to each other.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
VICTORIA POLICE STATEMENT:
Police have arrested a man following an attack on a woman inside a business at a shopping centre on Princes Highway in Narre Warren just after 10am this morning.
It is believed the woman was struck with an axe multiple times.
She will be transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The exact cause of the incident is being investigated but it is believed parties are known to each other.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au