Charges laid over Northam Assault

Due in court later this month


15 May 2019

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Northam Detectives have charged a woman in relation to an incident that occurred in Northam on
Sunday, 12 May 2019.

Just after 9am, it is alleged the woman approached an 85-year-old lady and her carer who were
attending a mother’s day breakfast in Northam. As she approached the ladies, she aggressively
rushed at the carer causing her to flee, she then turned and walked towards the 85 year old victim
who was standing on the curb nearby.

It is further alleged the woman grabbed the victim’s handbag and forcibly pushed her causing her to
fall backwards off the curb and onto the roadside.

A community member gave chase as the woman fled through the shopping centre allegedly
committing further offences. Other community members assisted which resulted in the woman
being arrested.

The victim received a fractured left shoulder as a result of the incident and needs to undergo further
medical treatment over the coming days.

As a result of the incidents, the 36-year-old woman from Northam has been charged with:-
· Aggravated Robbery;
· Grievous Bodily Harm;
· Indecent Acts in Public;
· Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm; and
· Common Assault.
She is next due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 27 May 2019.

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