Train employees assaulted, man charged - Hurstville PTC

Saturday, 15 April 2017 08:53:05 PM

A man has been refused bail over the alleged assault of two Sydney Trains employees at Hurstville this morning.

It was shortly before 3am today (Saturday 15 April 2017), when the employees were checking the train which had terminated at Hurstville Station.

They spoke with a passenger – who had remained on the train – then began to walk with him towards the barrier.

Police will allege the passenger punched the 52-year-old male employee several times to the face; when his 38-year-old colleague came to his assistance he, too, was allegedly punched in the body and face.

The men were allegedly assaulted a second time by the passenger before they were able to close the station roller shutters.

Police Transport Command (PTC) officers attended a short time later and arrested a 21- year-old man and took him to Hurstville Police Station.

The man, from Sutherland, has been charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as well as an unrelated charge of destroy or damage property.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Sunday 16 April 2017).

The two men were taken to hospital where they were treated for cuts, bruising and swelling.