A woman has been charged with assault after she allegedly spat on a supermarket worker in the South Coast today.
About 2pm (Wednesday 8 April 2020), a woman attended a supermarket on Burton Street, Vincentia, and was asked to follow new social distancing procedures while shopping due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The woman, aged 35, became verbally abusive to one staff member before being denied entry into the store by a second staff member.
Upon being refused entry, the 35-year-old allegedly became aggressive and when she was asked to leave by the staff member, a 49-year-old woman, she allegedly spat in her face.
A further physical struggle followed, with the 35-year-old allegedly pulling the 49-year-old woman’s hair, gouging her eyes and causing jewellery to be damaged, before she left the scene.
Both women suffered minor injuries.
Officers attached to South Coast Police District were alerted to the incident.
Following inquiries, police attended a home on Walmer Ave, Sanctuary Point, and arrested a 35-year-old woman.
She was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear at Nowra Local Court on Monday 15 June 2020, for the offences of common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and destroy or damage property.