Police charge two after assault on bus near Hunters Hill

Two people have been charged following the alleged assault of a man and an off-duty police officer on a bus near Hunters Hill yesterday.

Police will allege about 3.15pm (Saturday 2 November 2019), two men and a teenage girl boarded a bus on Victoria Road near Lyons Road, Drummoyne.

A short time later, one of the men allegedly assaulted a 67-year-old male passenger.

The bus stopped, and the man was asked to exit by the driver and a male passenger – an off-duty senior constable.

The man did not comply and allegedly physically assaulted the off-duty officer. The assault continued, and the second man and teenage girl became involved, kicking and punching the man before fleeing the scene on foot.

The officer was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for facial cuts and swelling. The passenger was assessed but did not require further treatment.

Officers from Ryde Police Area Command, with assistance from PolAir and the Dog Unit, established a perimeter to locate the trio.

Just before 4pm, a 40-year-old man and 13-year-old girl were arrested at Campbell Park, Gladesville.

They were taken to Ryde Police Station, where the teenager was charged with assault officer in execution of duty, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty and common assault.

The 13-year-old was granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Monday 25 November 2019.

The 40-year-old was charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, assault officer in execution of duty and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on Monday 25 November 2019.

Inquiries continue to locate the other man.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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