Police charge man with attempted murder over hammer attack in Sydney CBD

A man will face court tomorrow charged over a serious assault in Sydney’s CBD this week.

Detectives from Sydney City Police Area Command commenced an investigation after a woman was found seriously assaulted in a hotel room on Pitt Street about 11pm on Tuesday (23 February 2021).

The 26-year-old woman was treated at the scene for head and facial injuries before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

As part of inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a unit on Rodgers Street, Kingswood, about 4.45pm on Wednesday (24 February 2021).

During the search, police seized knives, ammunition and other weapons.

Following further inquiries and an extensive search in the Blue Mountains, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), Operations Support Group (OSG), and the Dog Unit, a 41-year-old man was arrested in bushland at Lapstone about 4.50pm yesterday (Thursday 25 February 2021).

The man was taken to Springwood Police Station before being transferred to hospital for treatment. He has since returned to Penrith Police Station.

As part of inquiries, investigators conducted a further search of bushland at Lapstone where a firearm was recovered today (Friday 26 February 2021).

The man has now been charged with five offences,

• Cause wounding/grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder.

• Wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

• Possess loaded firearm public place

• Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (two counts).

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 27 February 2021).

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