Two charged following Riverstone assault

Thursday, 13 April 2017 06:20:11 AM

Two men will face court today after allegedly assaulting an elderly man in Riverstone.

A 65-year-old man told police he was walking from the train station along Garfield Road East about 9pm (Tuesday 11 April 2017), when he was punched in the face by another man.

A short time later, he was assaulted again by the same person, who this time was with a group of five people, including at least one woman.

The man was punched and kicked repeatedly and hit with a walking stick, sustaining a large gash to his forehead, as well as a cut lip and swelling.

Following inquiries, police attended a unit on Garfield Road, Riverstone and arrested two men, aged 18 and 28, and both were taken to Riverstone Police Station.

The 18-year-old man was charged with assault in company causing grievous bodily harm and common assault.

The 28-year-old man was charged with assault in company causing grievous bodily harm.

Both were refused bail and are due to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Thursday 13 April 2017).

Investigations by police are continuing and witnesses to the incident are urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.