Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly spitting and assaulting train staff at Blacktown Railway Station last week.
About 1pm last Thursday (23 April 2020), a teenage girl attempted to enter Blacktown Railway Station, when she was stopped and spoken to by a Sydney Trains employee about smoking at the station.
It’s alleged the girl yelled and spat at the employee, a 56-year-old man, before a teenage boy, who was known to the girl, ran over and coughed and spat in his face.
Another Sydney Trains employee, a 53-year-old woman, intervened and was allegedly punched in the head.
A third employee and security also assisted; however, the youths ran from the scene.
Officers from Police Transport Command were notified and commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, officers arrested a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy at a home in Pendle Hill about 11.30am yesterday (Thursday 30 April 2020).
They were taken to Parramatta Police Station where the girl was charged with smoke in or on public passenger vehicle, train, public area and not comply noticed direction re spitting//coughing – COVID-19.
The boy was charged with two counts of common assault and not comply noticed direction re spitting//coughing – COVID-19.
They were both granted strict conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 14 July 2020.