Australian Defence Force member attacked on streets of Sydney

POLICE are investigating after a serving member of the Australian Defence Force was allegedly attacked on the streets of Sydney by a man of Middle Eastern appearance.

The 41-year-old sailor was reportedly in full uniform when he was allegedly set upon at Bella Vista around 6.30am on Thursday.

It’s alleged that during a physical altercation, the man of Middle Eastern appearance threatened to behead the officer.


Police have since confirmed they are investigating the incident but have refused to make any further comment.

The uniformed naval officer managed to get away with only minor bruising.

Investigations are ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.