A man has been charged over the alleged sickening assault of a cancer patient outside a hospital in Darlinghurst.
The horror alleged attack happened about 10.15am on Friday, at a hospital on Victoria Street.
Police say a a 35-year-old man, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment, left the hospital grounds for a break.
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“While he was seated outside, a man approached and asked for a cigarette. He refused the request and the man allegedly took hold of his arm and threw him to the ground before punching him a number of times in his stomach,” NSW police said.
“The assault continued as the man grabbed hold of the patient’s IV tubes and ripped them out before repeatedly kicking him in the stomach.”
A nurse witnessed the assault and called for the man to stop before other doctors and nurses ran to the patient’s aid.
The man then fled the scene before being taken into custody at a nearby park a short time later following a brief struggle with police.
He has since been charged with aggravated assault with intent to rob and use corporate violence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and resist arrest.
The man was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.
Police say the cancer patient suffered internal injuries and is being treated at St Vincent’s Hospital.