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Adelaide train assault: Women allegedly spat at, assaulted and verbally abused on Gawler line

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A man allegedly assaulted and verbally abused four women traveling on a train on Sunday. In the photo, police patrol a train station on Sunday.

A man has been accused of assaulting and verbally abusing several female passengers on a commuter train during an unprovoked incident.

Four women were traveling on an Adelaide-bound train on the Gawler line about 9am on Sunday when the man allegedly punched, slapped and spat on them.

The 47-year-old from Salisbury, in Adelaide’s north, also allegedly verbally abused the women.

None of the four women, who were supposed to be traveling separately, knew the man.

The alleged incidents allegedly took place between Kilburn and the city, according to South Australian Police.

A man allegedly assaulted and verbally abused four women traveling on a train on Sunday. In the photo, police patrol a train station on Sunday.

After the train ended in Adelaide, the man allegedly jumped the exit barrier and fled the station heading towards Adelaide Oval.

Police arrested him a short time later and charged him with four counts of assault.

“None of the women (allegedly) assaulted required medical treatment,” South Australian Police said in a statement.

Commuters traveling online on Sunday were shocked to learn of the alleged attack.

‘I just think it’s disgusting and makes me feel insecure. I really don’t want to take public transportation ever,” Deanna Watherston said. nine news.

Her traveling companion Melody Silvestri added: “Not even being able to be in a public space without being afraid… that’s horrible.”

The man was granted bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on August 13.

He has also been banned from traveling on public transport for three months after receiving a transport prohibition order.

The latest incident comes days after a group of teenagers were accused of wreaking havoc and assaulting travelers on another Adelaide train.

The women were understood to have been traveling separately on the Gawler line train (file image) when they were physically and verbally assaulted by a man.

The women were understood to have been traveling separately on the Gawler line train (file image) when they were physically and verbally assaulted by a man.

An Adelaide mother has confronted the teenage girls after they allegedly attacked her 17-year-old daughter earlier this month.

The girl was allegedly grabbed by the hair and also punched during the physical altercation.

The teenagers allegedly threatened commuters on the Seaford railway line on Eyre Peninsula for several weeks.

Last week, South Australian Police officers began a week-long operation in a bid to reduce anti-social behavior on public transport across the state.

Officers and dog squad members have been deployed across the public transport network to ensure people travel safely on buses and trains.

Anyone who witnessed the alleged attack or has footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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