News State New South Wales Woman eye gouges supermarket worker

Woman eye gouges supermarket worker

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Police say the fight began when the woman was told to observe social distancing measures. Photo: AAP
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A woman has allegedly spat in a supermarket worker’s face and gouged her eyes after being denied entry to a store on the NSW South Coast.

Police say the 35-year-old became verbally abusive after being asked by staff to observe coronavirus social distancing measures at the supermarket at Vincentia, south-east of Nowra about 3pm on Wednesday.

When a store worker, aged 49, asked the woman to leave she allegedly spat in her face and a fight erupted.

The younger woman allegedly pulled the worker’s hair, gouged her eyes and damaged her jewellery before leaving.

Both women suffered minor injuries.

Police later arrested the 35-year-old at a Sanctuary Point home and charged her with common assault, assault occasioning bodily harm and damaging property.

She is due to appear in Nowra Local Court on June 15.

-with AAP