Elderly man assaulted by young boys in park at Bathurst

Two juveniles have been charged following the alleged assault of an elderly man in the state’s Central Tablelands.

About 10.50am Thursday (12 September 2019), a 74-year-old man was walking through a park on Stanley Street at Bathurst when he was approached by two boys, aged 11 and 16, who demanded to fight.

The man attempted to walk away when it is alleged the older boy swung a stick at him, before throwing it at the man, causing cuts to his arms.

Police were told a witness intervened and the juveniles ran from the scene.

Officers attached to Chifley Police District were notified of the incident and commenced inquiries into the matter.

About 2.15pm Thursday (12 September 2019), police arrested the 16-year-old at a shopping centre in Bathurst following a short foot pursuit.

The younger boy was arrested soon after in the rear yard of a business on Howick Street following a foot pursuit.

The juveniles were taken to Bathurst Police Station and charged in relation to the offence.

The 11-year-old was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and larceny. He was bail refused to appear before a children’s court today (Monday 16 September 2019).

The older boy was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and larceny. He was granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court today (Monday 16 September 2019).

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