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Two arrested over alleged assault - Katoomba

Thursday, 03 November 2022 08:03:30 AM

Two people have been arrested following the alleged assault of a woman in the Blue Mountains last week.

Just after 4pm on Thursday 27 October 2022, officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command were called to Katoomba Railway Station following reports of an assault.

Police were told a 27-year-old woman was approached by a group of people at Katoomba Railway Station, one of whom made offensive comments toward her, before the group allegedly assaulted her.

As she attempted to get away, the woman was allegedly put in a headlock before being taken to the ground and further assaulted.

The group then fled the scene and the woman contacted police and headed to a nearby park to wait for assistance.

It’s alleged that the group also went to the park, where one of the men threw a piece of brick at the woman, striking her in the face.

When police arrived, the group fled however, one man – aged 22 – was arrested a short distance away. During a subsequent search of the man, police located a knife.

He was taken to Katoomba Police Station, where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other(s) and custody of knife in public place.

The Blackheath man appeared at Katoomba Local Court and has been formally refused bail to re-appear at the same court on Friday 11 November 2022.

Following further inquiries, a 15-year-old boy was arrested at Katoomba Police Station on Tuesday (1 November 2022). He will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

The woman was treated for a number of injuries and continues to recover at home.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.