Man charged over attack on woman at Kingswood

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The victim of the attack.

A man has been charged following last week’s horrific attack on a woman in Kingswood.

A 50-year-old woman was walking to Kingswood Railway Station on her way to work about 5.15am last Wednesday when she was approached by two males near the intersection of Joseph and Amaroo streets.

She was allegedly assaulted and her backpack – containing a wallet and phone – allegedly stolen before they left the scene.

When the woman returned home to get help she was taken to Nepean Hospital by her partner, where she was treated for multiple facial injuries. She has now been released and is recovering at home.

On Friday, detectives have executed a search warrant at the address of a 27-year-old man, and a number of items relevant to the investigation were seized.

These items will undergo forensic examination and inquiries are continuing.

On Saturday, officers from Police Transport Command were called to St Marys Public Bus interchange after reports of an argument.

A 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station, where he was charged with ‘aggravated robbery’.

He was also charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, in relation to the incident on Saturday.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

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