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.