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Elderly assault arrest

A FORMER aged care nurse has been charged over allegedly assaulting residents at a care facility in Ashfield.

In October 2019, Police began investigating reports elderly patients had been assaulted at the aged care facility.
Following extensive inquiries, a 56-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Yagoona, early last Wednesday morning and charged with eight counts of common assault.
Police will allege in court that the woman, who worked as nurse at the facility for 10 years, assaulted eight patients; six men – aged 79, 80, 82, 86, 89 and 95 – and two women, aged 53 and 86.
It will be alleged the assaults occurred between February and October 2019.
The woman was granted conditional bail to appear in court on March 18.
The aged care facility has since terminated the woman’s employment.
Anyone with information about elder abuse is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

Hunt for train brawlers
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a brawl on a train earlier this month.
Three men were involved in a melee on a train travelling between Newtown and Lewisham Railway Stations about 7.15pm on Sunday, February 2. The physical altercation lasted several minutes and took place across multiple carriages.
Police would like to speak with two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The first man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall with a medium build and aged in his 40s. He is shown wearing a blue polo shirt and blue shorts with a pattern.
The second man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 185cm tall with a medium build and aged in his 40s. He is shown wearing a white shirt, dark coloured shorts and a black hat.
Both men are believed to have disembarked the train at Croydon Railway Station.
As investigations continue, police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Inner West detectives on 9550 8199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333.

‘Drunk driving’ charge
A MAN has been charged with high-range drink driving after police allegedly saw him almost hit a tree as he attempted to park near the intersection of Griffiths and Hardy Streets, Hurlstone Park, last Thursday night.
The 40-year-old driver allegedly returned a reading of 0.208. His licence was suspended on the spot.