Bus stop attack: motorist saves bashed and stabbed woman

A woman who was waiting to catch a bus in Sydney’s lower north shore was allegedly punched and stabbed by a man who then attempted to undress her and rape her on a street, police say.
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A passing motorist who saw the 30-year-old woman being attacked just after 6pm in Hunters Hill called triple-0 and tried to help the woman, who allegedly had been dragged to the ground and stabbed in the shoulder with a pocket knife.

The woman’s alleged attacker was attempting to pull off the woman’s clothes when police arrived at the bus stop on Alexandra Street, which is located next to Hunters Hill Public School near the intersection with Stanley Road.

Officers say they were forced to use capsicum spray and Taser the 46-year-old man, who allegedly lashed out at police when they tried to arrest him.

A probationary constable was allegedly punched in the face during the confrontation.

The woman and injured officer were treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.

The woman suffered a punctured lung, a fractured cheekbone and bruising, and remained in hospital on Thursday morning.

The police officer received two stitches for a cut to his lip and was later released from hospital.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said the woman was simply waiting at the bus stop when she was set upon by the man, who she did not know.

The spokeswoman said the man initially had approached the woman and struck up a conversation with her before allegedly physically assaulting her.

The woman fought back and screamed but was stabbed in the shoulder, before the passing motorist intervened.

The 46-year-old man was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with inflict actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse, reckless wounding and assault police causing actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday.

The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.