A man and a woman have been charged after assaulting security officers at Nepean Hospital on Saturday, October 26.
About 10am, a 34-year-old Colyton man and his 35-year-old female friend attended the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nepean Hospital, where the 34-year-old believed his baby was being held.
Police allege the man was speaking with staff and engaged with a nurse who was walking into the unit.
Frustrated, the man became aggressive towards the nurse, prompting her attempt to close the security door.
The 34-year-old managed to stop the door and entered the unit, continuing to yell at the nurse. Police were called and security tended to the scene in an attempt to calm him down.
The Colyton man eventually left, threatening the nurse as he exited.
Further arguments with security staff ensued, resulting in the man punching an officer to the face.
His female friend hit another security officer over the head with her mobile phone.
Police located the pair and they were both arrested.
The man was charged with ‘common assault’ and ‘stalk and intimidate with intent to cause fear of physical harm (x2)’.
The female was also charged with ‘common assault’.
The pair are set to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday, November 12.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.