Man charged over indecent assault on off-duty police officer

Police have charged a man with 12 offences after an incident on a train yesterday. 

About 7.15pm (Friday 23 December 2016), a man on board a train between Hornsby and Woy Woy was allegedly behaving in an abusive manner towards other commuters. 

An off-duty female police officer attempted to speak to the man, when it’s alleged he touched her inappropriately and pushed her away. 

It’s alleged two male passengers intervened and were also assaulted by the man. 

Two Sydney Trains officers assisted to detain the man. 

During this process, it’s alleged he tried to bite and punch the officers before biting the off-duty officer and indecently assaulting her. 

When the train arrived at Woy Woy Railway Station, the 60-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with 12 offences, including:

- Assault with act of indecency (x2)

- Assault police officer in execution of duty

- Assault law officer (not police officer) (x2)

- Resist officer in execution of duty

- Resist person aiding officer (x2)

- Behave in an offensive manner on railway land

- Use offensive language on public passenger vehicle

- Spit in/on public passenger vehicle, and

- Wilfully interfere with the comfort of others. 

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 24 January 2017.


Source: NSW Police

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