Women arrested, charged, bailed over vicious hammer attack at home in Sydney’s east

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TWO women arrested and charged over a vicious attack in Sydney’s east where it’s alleged they stormed a home and beat a man over the head with a hammer and attacked another with a trophy have both been released on bail.


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Police say the violent altercation broke between four people at a house in Waverley around five o’clock on Friday afternoon.

It’s understood a 47-year-old man who was visiting the house was alerted the sound of breaking glass on Judges Lane and, fearing it was his car being smashed up, went to investigate by leaving his friend’s home through the garage.

It was here police say the he was confronted by two women who forced their way inside the garage and assaulted him with a hammer.

The man’s friend tried to intervene but was forced back when one of the women started swinging at him, armed with a trophy.

Both women, who police say were known to the 47-year-old, then fled scene in a silver Ford.

Police swooped on the area and spoke to several witnesses, and the man was rushed to St Vincent’s hospital with head injuries.

Detectives arrested a 48-year-old woman in Coogee a few hours later and charged her with malicious damage and affray.

Investigators seized the woman’s car and a hammer located in it, which will both undergo forensic examination.

A second woman, aged 22, was arrested on Saturday morning at South Coogee and later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and common assault.

Both women were served with AVO’s and granted bail to appear before Waverley Local Court on July 23.

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