A MAN has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman after driving a car into the front of her house in Wollaston.

The man ran off from the scene, sparking a hunt that involved aerial support by police drone.

The suspect ran into nearby gardens and the vicinity of St James’ Primary School, police say.

The incident happened just after 7.30am this morning (January 12), when police were called to reports of a man attacking a woman on Kent Road, Wollaston.

A specialist drone unit provided aerial support to officers to locate the man.

He was found, making threats to harm himself, and arrested on suspicion of assault.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Kent Road, Wollaston, at 7.40am today to reports that a woman was being attacked by a man who had driven a car into the front of her house.

“The suspect left the scene and was reportedly hiding in nearby gardens after attacking the woman and in the vicinity of St James’ Primary School.

“He was spotted a short time later making threats to harm himself, before he was arrested near the scene of the original attack on Kent Road.

“The incident is being treated as an isolated domestic-related incident.

“The suspect, 27, was taken to hospital with superficial self-inflicted injuries and has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

“The woman is being supported by officers and was not seriously injured.”