RIVER­STONE

Rouse Hill Times - - NEWS -

TWO men have been charged with as­sault in com­pany caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm af­ter al­legedly bash­ing an el­derly man in River­stone with his walk­ing stick last Tues­day night. A po­lice re­port said the 65-yearold man told them he was walk­ing from the train sta­tion along Garfield Rd East about 9pm on Tues­day when he was punched in the face by an­other man. A short time later he was as­saulted again al­legedly by the same per­son, who this time was with a group of five peo­ple, in­clud­ing at least one woman. The man was punched and kicked re­peat­edly and hit with a walk­ing stick, sus­tain­ing a large gash to his fore­head, as well as a cut lip and swelling. Fol­low­ing in­quiries po­lice at­tended a unit on Garfield Rd, River­stone, and ar­rested two men, aged 18 and 28. Both were taken to River­stone po­lice sta­tion. The 18-year-old man from River­stone was charged with as­sault in com­pany caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm and com­mon as­sault. The 28-year-old man from River­stone was charged with as­sault in com­pany caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm. Both were re­fused bail and were due to ap­pear at Black­town Lo­cal Court on Thurs­day. In­ves­ti­ga­tions by

po­lice are con­tin­u­ing and wit­nesses to the in­ci­dent are urged to come for­ward.

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