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Man charged after Cumberland Mayor allegedly assaulted at polling booth

A 29-year-old man who allegedly threw a punch at Cumberland Mayor, Steve Christou, outside a Merrylands polling booth yesterday has been charged by NSW Police.

Police say officers were called to a polling booth at a local school on Fowler Road in Merrylands around 5pm on Saturday following reports of an alleged assault on Mr Christou.

“On arrival, police were told a 43-year-old man had been allegedly threatened and assaulted by an unknown man, who then left the scene,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

“Officers commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which included interviewing several witnesses.

“Following further inquiries, police attended a business at Merrylands about 10pm [last night], where they arrested a 29-year-old man.”

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

The man was given conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on 12 January 2022.

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