Woman attacked with bottle after asking man to social distance at supermarket

A man has been charged after he allegedly attacked a woman with a bottle after she asked him to move at a Sydney supermarket.

The 59-year-old was waiting at a checkout counter of a supermarket in Miller, NSW, when a man stood closely behind her and she asked him to take a step back due to social distancing.

While the woman was purchasing her groceries, the man then approached her from behind and allegedly hit her in the head with a bottle.


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Thankfully the bottle did not break, but the woman was still treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital as a precaution.

The man fled the scene.

Following investigations into the alleged assault, officers were patrolling Green Valley when they saw a man in a park on Lorikeet Crescent around midday yesterday.

When police approached him, he allegedly pulled out a meat cleaver, forcing officers to draw a taser.

The man was arrested and has since been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, assault police (x2), and custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.

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