Homeless man arrested over savage glassing of stranger in Sydney park

A man who allegedly walked up behind a stranger in a Sydney park and smashed a bottle over his head before striking him in the face, chest and thigh has been arrested and charged.

Police said the victim, a 35-year-old man, was sitting on a park bench on the western side of Belmore Park near Hay Street at Haymarket when he was attacked shortly before 2.30am on saturday.

It’s alleged the 55-year-old man of no fixed place of abode approached the younger man from behind and struck him over the head with the bottle, causing it to smash.


Police said the assault continued with the victim getting struck to the face, chest and upper thigh.

The 55-year-old man then allegedly walked to the intersection of Hay and Pitt Streets where he was arrested.

The 35-year-old man was treated by police at the scene before paramedics arrived and transported him to St Vincent Hospital in a stable condition.

Crime scenes were established in the park and on Pitt Street which were subsequently examined by forensic specialists.

The 55-year-old man has since been charged with reckless wounding.

Police said the man has no fixed place of abode.

He was refused bail and due to appear before Parramatta Bail Court via video link this afternoon.