A man will face court tomorrow after a woman was allegedly assaulted with a bottle at a supermarket in Sydney’s south-west.
About 11.35am yesterday (Friday 15 May 2020), a 59-year-old woman was waiting at a checkout counter of a supermarket on Cartwright Avenue, Miller, when a man stood closely behind her and she asked him to take a step back.
While the woman was purchasing her groceries, the man approached her from behind and allegedly hit her head with a bottle he was holding. The bottle did not break, and the man left the store.
The woman was treated by paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.
As part of inquiries, officers from Liverpool Police Area Command were patrolling Green Valley when they saw a man in a park on Lorikeet Crescent about 11.30am today (Saturday 16 May 2020).
Police approached the man, who allegedly produced a meat cleaver. He was tasered before being arrested and taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.
The man was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, assault police (x2), and custody of a knife in a public place.
He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 17 May 2020).