Woman, 71, remains in hospital eight days after brutal attack

A MAN in his 50s has been arrested and charged, a week after allegedly throwing an elderly woman off a bus and assaulting her in a shocking early morning attack in Sydney’s west.

The 71-year-old woman remains in hospital with facial and hip injuries, eight days after the brutal attack at the Parramatta Railway Station last Tuesday morning.

It was around 9am when police allege the 52-year-old man began pushing his suitcase into the elderly woman while they were getting ready to get off a bus.


Police said the woman asked the man to stop and that’s when it’s alleged he assaulted her and shoved her out the door, causing her to fall onto the concrete footpath.

She was taken to Westmead Hospital with serious facial and hip injuries. She remains there today in a stable condition.

Police swooped on the area in the search for her attacker, but he could not be found.

Following investigations, the man was spotted by police at a shopping centre in Parramatta yesterday.

He was arrested and taken to the local police station where he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The 52-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and appeared before Parramatta Local Court today where he was refused bail to appear before the same court on June 27.

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