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A man will appear in court next month over an alleged assault at a hotel in Newtown at the weekend.

About 12.40am on Saturday (6 June 2015), 43-year-old Stephanie McCarthy was allegedly assaulted by two men inside a hotel on King Street.

McCarthy’s band Love Maul was about to go on stage at the time the attack occurred.

It’s further alleged the pair pulled the woman’s hair and punched her in the face.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ms McCarthy was approached by five males who began to verbally and physically abuse her, by pulling her hair and calling her ‘faggot’.

Officers attached to Newtown Local Area Command were alerted and launched an investigation into the incident.

After ongoing inquiries, a 23-year-old man was arrested at Newtown Police Station about 4pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 June 2015).

He’s since been charged with affray and granted conditional bail to appear before Newtown Local Court on Thursday 9 July 2015.

Love Maul  shared a post on their Facebook this morning in response to the arrest: ‘So they got one of them so far and one of the fuckers to go. Thanks so much for all your support at this time, Stephanie really appreciates it xx.’


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