Pregnant woman forced to dig own grave

A HEAVILY pregnant woman was forced to dig her own grave at Nimbin before being attacked by her defacto partner and being locked in a house.

The ABC quotes Richmond Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Bernadette Ingram saying the woman, who is 30 weeks pregnant, was attacked by the man, 28, while travelling to the house.

He forced her to begin digging her own grave before attacking her and locking her inside.

"She was made to commence the digging and the man completed the digging, but it certainly would be the size of a grave to fit a human," Insp Ingram was quoted saying.

Insp Ingram told the ABC the woman escaped after the man fell asleep.

She raised the alarm at a nearby house before being taken to hospital suffering facial bruising.

"A crime scene was declared and crime scene officers have been to the area and taken photographs and measurements and have examined the scene," Insp Ingram was quoted saying.

The man was charged with detaining a person, assault, and intimidation.



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