An intoxicated woman allegedly claiming to be a police woman pushed and wrestled another woman to the ground while pulling her hair at the corner of John and Cassilis Street on Saturday night.

The 20 year old victim of the assault was walking home from the Imperial Hotel when they tried to pass the apparently drunk woman who was mumbling to herself. The 32 year old then allegedly told the 20 year old “I’m a police officer. You have to step around the corner, you’re under arrest.” The victim was aware the 32 year old was not a police officer and tried to pass, the assault then happened.

The friends of the 20 year old were able to assist her to escape and contacted police. The 32 year old will appear before Coonabarabran Court on the 25th September charged with common assault and offensive language.




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