A man has been charged after a woman was assaulted near Inverell this morning.
About 12.30am, a 40-year-old woman was at a home on Martyn Street, Ashford when she allegedly became involved in an argument with a 46-year-old man.
During the argument, the man allegedly assaulted the woman.
Emergency services were called and the woman was treated at the scene, before being taken to Inverell Hospital with serious head injuries. She has since been transferred to Tamworth Hospital.
The man was arrested at the house and taken to Inverell Police Station, where he has been charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent.
He will appear at Inverell Local Court today.
Police have established a crime scene and are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact them via Crime Stoppers.