Charges laid after act of indecency on train and officers assaulted, NSW

A man will face court following an alleged act of indecency on a train and assaulting two police officers at Central yesterday, NSW Police say.

Just before 8am on Wednesday (25 July 2018), a man allegedly exposed himself to a 24-year-old woman travelling on a train between Central and Bankstown.

The man alighted from the train at Sydenham, and the woman reported the incident to officers from the Police Transport Command at Bankstown Railway Station.

An investigation was launched and about 3.20pm that afternoon, police arrested a 24-year-old man at Central Railway Station.

During the arrest, police will allege the man spat in the face of an officer and attempted to grab another officer’s firearm, before kicking both officers in the leg.

A number of police came to assist and the man was taken to Surry Hills Police Station.

He was charged with assault police (x3), resist arrest, and act of indecency. An outstanding warrant was also executed.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 26 July 2018).

Both police officers sustained minor injuries to their legs during the incident and one officer was taken to hospital for treatment.

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