A woman has been charged and a business was fined over separate alleged breaches of the state’s Public Health Orders in the past 24 hours.
Officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command were called to Liverpool Hospital just after 7am yesterday (Tuesday 28 July 2020), following reports a woman had assaulted a nurse and security staff.
On arrival, police were told the woman had refused to leave despite having been discharged and allegedly abused nursing staff and security using offensive language as they attempted to get her to leave.
It’s further alleged that as security escorted her from the building, the woman spat on the face of one of the guards and threatened him, bit another guard on the hand, and kicked at them and a nurse.
The 45-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where she was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of common assault, behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school, remain on prescribed premises without lawful excuse, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.
She was also charged with not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing-COVID-19.
The Ambarvale woman has been refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Wednesday 29 July 2020).
In an unrelated incident, officers from St George Police Area Command attended a bakery on Railway Parade, Kogarah, about 11.40am yesterday, as part of a proactive compliance operation.
Police approached the owner to discuss the business’ COVID-Safe plan and it was quickly established the store was not complying with requirements – which included not having a patron register while there was a customer eating in the store at the time.
Following further inquiries, officers advised the 34-year-old male owner that he would receive a $5000 Penalty Infringement Notice for business not complying with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.
Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.
Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.