Man charged with punching, slapping girls in random attacks

A 50-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly punched and slapped three teenage girls in separate incidents in Sydney’s north.

During one of the random assaults, the man allegedly walked up to a 16-year-old girl while she was waiting for a bus at Berowra and pushed her so hard she fell to the ground and hit her head.

In another incident, the man is accused of physically assaulting two 15-year-old girls as they disembarked a train at Berowra Railway Station.


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According to police, the man punched one of the girls in the head and slapped the other in the face.

Following ongoing investigations into the attacks, officers arrested a 50-year-old man in bushland at Cowan this morning.

He was taken to Hornsby Police Station and was charged with common assault (x2) and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Hornsby Local Court today.