Men arrested over shocking attack on NSW road worker

TWO men have been arrested and a third man has been charged over a shocking attack on a road worker in Sydney’s Hills district this morning.

The 27-year-old was working on the M2 at West Pennant Hills around 1.00am, when he noticed three men throwing and kicking traffic cones.

The worker allegedly shouted at the trio to stop, when they pounced on him and started attacking him with a glass bottle.


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The man’s colleagues intervened, using a traffic pole to fend the attackers off.

The trio then fled the scene, with two of the men arrested by police. They were taken to hospital under police guard for treatment.

One of the men, aged 21, suffered an ankle injury, while the second man, aged 19, suffered a cut to the head.

Police said checks revealed both men had outstanding warrants for previous offences.

The third man, aged 33, was arrested after returning to the scene about an hour later. He has since been charged with six offences relating to the incident and is due to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

The 21-year-old man has been released from hospital and is at Castle Hill Police Station where charges are expected.

The road worker was taken to Ryde Hospital for treatment of head injuries.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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