14.6 C

Man charged after assaulting another male on Newcastle bus


Police have charged 84 people, including one in Newcastle, during a proactive two-day high-visibility operation to disrupt and prevent crime across the public transport network.

The campaign, conducted by officers attached to the Police Transport Command (PTC) with assistance from the Dog Unit, took place on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February, targeting violent felonies, knife and weapon offences, and anti-social behaviour.

Nine knives and a range of prohibited drugs were also among items seized during Operation Disrupt.

In Newcastle, about 1am on Friday 3 February, a man allegedly assaulted another male on a bus on Glebe Road, Hamilton South.

It’s understood he caused serious facial injuries in the attack.

Police located and arrested a 42-year-old man a short distance away.

After being taken to Newcastle Police Station, he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail and appeared before Newcastle Local Court at the weekend, where he was formally refused bail.

Other incidents of note throughout the state include:

  • About 8.50am on Thursday 2 February, a 32-year-old man was stopped at Blacktown Railway Station by officers attached to PTC North West. He was searched with officers allegedly locating a knife. The man was given a court attendance notice to appear before Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 16 March.
  • About 6.30pm on Thursday 2 February, a 26-year-old man was stopped at Glenfield Railway Station by officers attached to PTC South West. The officers searched the man, allegedly locating knuckle dusters and a small amount of a prohibited drug. The man was given a court attendance notice to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on Monday 20 February.
  • About 2pm on Friday 3 February, a 55-year-old man allegedly approached a 33 and 50-year-old woman before sexually touching them. Officers attached to PTC North Central arrested the man on board a train at Central Station. He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with sexually touch another person without consent and common assault. He was given conditional bail to appear before the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 22 February.

For more news stories:

Get all the latest Newcastle news, sport, real estate, entertainment, lifestyle and more delivered straight to your inbox with the Newcastle Weekly Daily Newsletter. Sign up here.

More Stories

Newcastle Weekly

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe to Newcastle Weekly. News, Community, Lifestyle, Property delivered direct to your inbox! 100% Local, 100% Free.

You have Successfully Subscribed!