Eastwood Local Area Command
About 6.30pm on Wednesday 4th November 2009, a 32 year old male victim and his wife from Marsfield were walking their dog in Pioneer Park, Marsfield. At this time a motor vehicle was being driven along a driveway within the park. The victim has then become involved in an argument with the driver regarding the manner in which the vehicle was being driven. This verbal argument led to a physical confrontation between the parties.
A 22 year old male passenger from Marsfield has then got out of the vehicle armed with a baseball bat. He swung the baseball bat at the victim. The victim started to run away chased by the male person. The victim stumbled and fell to the ground and the male struck him in the back with the baseball bat. The male person returned to the car and was confronted by the victim. The male person struck the victim again in the upper arm and back region. The victim managed to overpower the male and remove the baseball bat from his grip before using it to smash the car window.
The victim was transported by ambulance to hospital but was subsequently discharged after being cleared of serious injury by x-rays. Police attended the location and arrested the male person. He was taken to Ryde Police Station and charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted bail to appear at Ryde Local Court on the 25th November 2009.
If anyone has information or witnessed this offence, please call Eastwood Police Station on 9858 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.