A WOMAN will face court later this month after the alleged assault of a security guard at Newtown on Friday night.
About 11.30pm, a group of five to six women, who were in the company of a male, were asked to leave a licensed premises on King Street due to their level of intoxication.
It will be alleged the group returned to the hotel and an argument broke out between the group and a security guard.
The argument turned physical and the security guard was assaulted, leaving him with a bleeding nose.
A 26-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station. She was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Man, animals escape blaze
AN investigation is underway following a house fire at Petersham.
Emergency services were called to Brighton Street about 8.30pm on Saturday, where they found a home well alight.
The occupant, a 54-year-old man, made his way out of the house and was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation.
The man's three dogs were removed from the house by police and Fire & Rescue NSW officers. They weren't injured.
Inquiries are continuing; however, the fire is not believed to be suspicious.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
Blitz today on road safety
POLICE have been focussing on key road safety risks in a one-day blitz that aims to hold road drivers accountable and drive down the state's road toll.
During today's operation (Wednesday, August 9), named Operation Compliance 3, officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command will focus on drivers using mobile phones while driving, not wearing seat belts and driving poorly maintained vehicles.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith of the state's Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said it was those drivers continuing to put themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk that will be the targeted throughout the day.
"Despite seat belts being compulsory since 1971, there are some drivers and their passengers that continue to run the risk of serious injury, or even death in a crash," he said.
"Also, law changes in 2012 have made it legal for some drivers to operate mobile phones in an approved cradle, via bluetooth in the vehicle; however police still continue to see drivers with the phone up to their ear or looking down sending a text, not concentrating on the road.
In the last financial year, police issued 21,672 infringements to drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts, 39,007 for drivers using mobile phones, and 25,175 for vehicle defects.