Two North Ryde Residents Charged After School Bus Assault – Lane Cove

A North Ryde man and a woman have been charged after an incident on a bus in Lane Cove earlier this week.

About 6pm (Wednesday 21 November 2019), police attended Burns Bay Road following reports of an assault involving a school student.  The incident occurred outside 335 Burns Bay Rd.


It is alleged a 20-year-old man boarded a bus after a minor collision between his car, a black BMW, and the bus.

It is alleged the man approached a 15-year-old student and struck the boy in the face. He is also alleged to have threatened a second, 13-year-old student.

The 15-year-old boy sustained bruising, a laceration to his eye and a chipped tooth.

The man left the scene in his car and officers attached to North Shore Police Area Command were alerted to the incident. A short time later, police located the BMW and the driver in an underground carpark nearby.

His details were recorded, and he was released pending further inquiries.

At 6pm yesterday (Thursday 21 November 2019), the 20-year-old man attended Chatswood Police Station where he was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, affray, not give way to bus and failing to exchange particulars.

Following further inquiries, at 11.30pm yesterday, a 19-year-old woman also attended Chatswood Police Station where she was charged with affray in relation to the bus incident.

Both the man and woman were granted conditional bail to appear in Hornsby Local Court on Thursday 12 December 2019.

The incident was captured on video.


The Sydney Morning Herald reported:

The headmaster of Shore School, Timothy Wright, confirmed there had been an incident involving secondary school students returning from rowing training.

“The school has been very concerned,” Dr Wright said. “It has been referred to the NSW police and we have of course pastorally followed up the students involved.”

He said the students involved “are well, but we are monitoring that in consultation with their families”.

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