Police have charged a man after he allegedly struck a woman in the head at St Marys overnight.
The 26-year-old man and 29-year-old woman, who it’s believed were not known to each other, became involved in an argument outside a Queen Street restaurant about 9.30pm last night.
It’s alleged the man used a backhand swinging motion to hit the woman to the right side of her forehead.
The woman fell backwards and hit the back of her head on an aluminium window frame. She then fell to the concrete footpath, where she lost consciousness for a period of time.
Police attended a short time later.
The man, who was still at the scene, was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station.
He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and granted conditional bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on 11 May 2015.
The woman was taken to Nepean Hospital. She is being treated for head injuries and a cut above her right eye.
Her injuries are not considered to be life threatening.