On Sunday the 13th of March 2016, at around 5pm, the In the Cove Facebook page lit up like a Christmas Tree with Roving Reporters telling us about an incident at the Lane Cove Interchange. Within minutes not only had our Roving Reporters sent us pictures they had also found actual footage of the incident. You guys are amazing. So this is what we know.
Official NSW Police Media Release
Man charged following bus incident – Lane Cove
Monday, 14 March 2016 02:29:31 AM
Police have charged a man following an incident on a bus on Sydney’s lower north shore yesterday.
Just before 5pm (Sunday 13 March 2016), a 30-year-old man was travelling on a bus through Lane Cove, when he had a verbal altercation with a 22-year-old man.
It’s alleged the older man assaulted the 22-year-old, before being asked to exit the bus.
Once off the bus it’s alleged he damaged the front windscreen, sustaining injuries to his hands and forearms.
Officers from Police Transport Command attended and the man fled the scene.
He was arrested a short time later in Phoenix Avenue, Lane Cove.
The 30-year-old man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital under police guard and is expected to undergo surgery.
He has been issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for common assault and malicious damage and will appear at Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday 6 April 2016.
Images from our Roving Reporters
Bus Video on YouTube
Don’t panic Lane Cove, this was an isolated incident that could have happened at any bus stop on the way to the city. It is alleged that the man had been creating a scene on the bus and the bus driver decided to ask the man to leave the bus and pulled over at the next stop.
Thank you to our Roving Reporters for being on the ball. If it happens in Lane Cove you will see it on In the Cove.
If you were at the interchange this morning, the media was there in force – so look for yourself on TV tonight.
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