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Police charge man after alleged assault at NSW polling booth


A man has been charged following an alleged assault at a polling booth in Sydney‘s west.

Police were called to a polling booth at a school on Fowler Road in Merrylands at about 5pm yesterday.

Police were told a 43-year-old man had been allegedly assaulted and threatened by an unknown man, who then left the scene.

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Officers investigated the alleged incident, which included interviewing several witnesses.

Following further inquiries, police visited a Merrylands business at about 10pm yesterday, where they arrested a 29-year-old man.

He was taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with common assault.

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The man was given conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday, January 12.



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