Bobcat driver arrested after alleged disaster in Young


A man is accused of driving a Bobcat mechanical loader onto another man and then rambling the vehicle through a roller door and a house after an altercation in the NSW Hilltops area.

The incident took place on Iandra Street in Young, with emergency services being alerted by reports of a dispute in which a man had been injured, at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The two men, aged 38 and 59, had argued prior to the altercation, police said, before the eldest of the couple climbed into the machine and drove it to the other man, beating him in the arm.

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Taken to hospital

He then allegedly drove the loader through a closed roller door, ramming into some walls and equipment before driving through the front gate of the property.

The injured man was treated at the scene by paramedics and transferred to the Young Hospital in stable condition.

Police arrested the elderly man at Young’s police station on Friday morning.

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He has been charged with assault involving actual bodily harm (domestic violence), destruction or damage to property, and using an assault weapon with intent to commit a criminal offence.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear before the Young Local Court on October 12.



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