WITNESS ATTACKED AFTER INTERVENING IN AN ASSAULT ON BEAUMONT STREET

A passerby has been attacked after intervening in an assault involving a man and a woman in Newcastle this morning.

Around 12:30am this morning, a 29-year-old man and a 32-year-old female were sitting in a parked car on Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

The man allegedly assaulted the woman a number of times, before a witness – a 28-year-old man – went to intervene.

According to police, the pair in the car assaulted the witness.

Police were contacted, and the couple were located nearby, with a third man, aged 20.

The 20-year-old man has allegedly punched a police officer, and all three resisted arrest.

The younger man was charged with two counts of resist police, affray and larceny.

The woman was issued a future court attendance notice for resist/hinder police and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The older man was taken to hospital as a precaution and remains under police guard.

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