A young mother has spoken of the terrifying moment she was forced to bite a meth-addled home invader to stop him from attacking her partner with a shovel.
Stephanie Skilbeck, 19, was cradling her baby boy when the intruder armed with the gardening tool jumped over the fence of her Western Australian home where he allegedly threatened to kill her.
Her boyfriend Lee Walker, 24, intervened after hearing her cries for help. He was struck with the shovel four times in the head after tackling the intruder in the backyard on Monday.
The woman handed her 10-month-old baby to a neighbour before she was able to get the intruder to let go of the shovel after biting his finger.
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Lee Walker, 24, (pictured) was struck with a shovel four times in the head by an intruder who jumped over the fence of his home and allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and their baby
Stephanie Skilbeck, 19, (pictured) was cradling her baby boy when the intruder armed with the gardening tool charged at her in the backyard of her Western Australian home on Monday
Police alleged when the woman initially screamed to her partner for help, the intruder threatened her, saying: 'I'll kill you if you don't shut up.'
She used the shovel to hit the man in a desperate effort for him to stop attacking Mr Walker. But after failing to stop him, she ran over to her neighbour's home for help.
Her boyfriend suffered minor injuries, including a bite wound on his hand and a deep gash to his head during the scuffle. He was treated in hospital for lacerations to his hands and head.
'He [boyfriend] saved us, who knows what would've happened if he hadn't been there,' Ms Skilbeck told 7 News.
Ms Skilbeck and her baby were not injured.
The neighbour and Mr Walker held the man until police arrived at the scene.
The boyfriend suffered minor injuries, including a bite wound on his hand and a deep gash to his head during the scuffle. He was treated in hospital for lacerations to his hands and head
Earlier, the man allegedly punched a female doctor in the face in the car park after she arrived for work at Bunbury Hospital at about 7.20am on Monday before stealing her car
Neighbour Scott Gordon believed the suspect was under the influence of drugs.
'Most definitely on some significant drug that has given him 10 times amount of power,' Mr Gordon said.
'It took myself and two police officers, when they jumped the fence to put him in handcuffs.'
The 41-year-old man has since been arrested over the violent drug-fuelled rampage as he remains under police guard in hospital.
Earlier, the man allegedly attacked a female doctor in the car park after she arrived for work at Bunbury Hospital at about 7.20am on Monday.
The 28-year-old woman suffered a broken nose and a black eye after she was punched in the face when the man allegedly forced his way into her car.
After stealing her Toyota Landcruiser, he drove to an address in Lakeside Drive College Grove and abandoned the vehicle on the side of the road.