Police charge man and woman with COVID breaches and other offences – Ashfield

A man and woman have been charged after allegedly breaching the current health order, intimidation, assault and resisting arrest in Sydney’s inner west.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 3 August 2021), police attended a bank inside a shopping mall at Ashfield following reports staff were being abused.

Officers from Burwood Police Area Command attended and were informed by staff that the man entered the bank without scanning the QR code. When a staff member asked the man to scan the QR code he allegedly became abusive. A 46-year-old male security officer intervened where he was allegedly pushed by the man and threatened.

The 55-year-old man was still at the scene when officers arrived. As police approached the man it will be alleged, he became abusive and upon being arrested he attempted to resist officers.

While police were attempting to affect the arrest of the man, a 63-year-old woman was arrested by officers for allegedly hindering the arrest of the man.

Both were taken to Burwood Police Station. Inquiries established that the man and woman are husband and wife who reside at an Eagle Vale address.

The man was charged with Common assault, Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm,

Resist or hinder police officer in execution of duty and Not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

The woman was charged with Resist or hinder police officer in execution of duty and

Not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19

They have been granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

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