Police charge woman with common assault after egging incident at Albury

A woman has been charged after allegedly striking the Prime Minister with an egg at an event in Albury earlier today.

The Prime Minister was attending an event at Albury Entertainment Centre, when a woman approached him from behind and allegedly struck him with an egg to the back of his head about 11am (Tuesday 7 May 2019).

The Prime Minister’s security team quickly detained the woman, and in the act of restraining her, a 70-year-old woman was knocked to the ground. No injuries were reported.

The 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Albury Police Station.

During a search of the woman, police located cannabis.

The Victorian woman was charged with common assault and possess prohibited drug.

She was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Albury Local Court on 27 May 2019.

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