Two men have been arrested and a third has been charged after a road worker was allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s Hills district this morning, NSW Police say.
About 1am today, a 27-year-old man was working on the M2 at West Pennant Hills, when he noticed three men throwing and kicking traffic cones.
It’s alleged that when he shouted at them to stop the trio approached the worker and began assaulting him, with one of the men hitting his face with a glass bottle.
Other colleagues intervened, using a traffic pole to fend the attackers off.
As a result the group began to flee, with two of the men arrested by police from The Hills Local Area Command.
They were taken to hospital under police guard for treatment. One of the men, aged 21 suffered an ankle injury, while the second man, aged 19, suffered a cut to the head.
Checks revealed both men had outstanding warrants for previous offences.
The third man, aged 33, was arrested after returning to the scene about an hour later.
He has since been charged with six offences relating to the incident.
He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.
The 21-year-old man has been released from hospital and is at Castle Hill Police Station where charges are expected.
The road worker was taken to Ryde Hospital with non-life threatening head injuries.