A woman has been charged over a vicious, random assault on a heavily pregnant woman in Sydney.
A 26-year-old woman who is 30-weeks pregnant, was walking to work along Wentworth Ave in Surry Hills just before 9am this morning.
Another woman emerged from an alcove at the front of a building and without warning started attacking the pregnant woman.
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The victim was punched in the head, had her hair pulled and was rammed into a power pole before falling onto the road.
She was helped by a passer-by who shielded her from her attacker while an off-duty probationary constable managed to restrain the assailant.
The 28-year-old was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where she was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
She fronted Central Local Court where she was remanded in custody.
The pregnant woman suffered bruising and swelling to her face and remains under observation in hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Johnson says attacker was not known to her victim.
“It was an unprovoked and unnecessary and totally confronting attack and totally unwarranted,” Det. Chief Insp. Johnson said.
The victim is with family members and Police say she is doing quite well.
Police have also praised the actions of the passer-by and the probationary constable who only finished at the Academy earlier this month.
“He (the passer-by) did very well, he shielded the victim from further assault and the probationary constable, and you can see it in the footage, shielded the victim and then also took the person of interest away, so it was handled quite well and quite reasonably under the circumstances. ”
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