A man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted another man – who sustained a broken hip – in Sydney’s south-east today.
About 10am (Monday 14 June 2021), officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command responded to reports of an assault at a service station on Gardeners Road, Kingsford.
Police were told a man approached another man, aged 74, over an alleged incident that occurred a short time earlier at the same premises.
The younger man then allegedly kicked the elderly man, forcing him to fall backwards. He then struck the older man, before dragging him outside by the ankle.
Once outside, the man allegedly kicked the 80-year-old man in the head, before leaving the scene.
The elderly man was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment to a fractured hip and facial injuries.
Following inquiries, police attended a home on Boussole Road, Daceyville, and arrested a 44-year-old man just after midday.
He was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm.
The Daceyville man was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June 2021).