20 October 2022

Protester accused of assault that broke woman's wrists extradited for second time

| Claire Fenwicke
Man gesturing

Cameron Robert McKay, who says his name is Cameron Robert of House McKay, at a previous court appearance. Photo: Albert McKnight.

A Kings Langley (NSW) man has been extradited to the ACT for a second time to front serious assault charges stemming from an alleged incident at Exhibition Park (EPIC).

Police had received a report regarding the alleged assault of a woman in her 60s in February this year, who was employed at a venue inside EPIC.

The woman had fractured both her wrists – which required surgery – after a man allegedly assaulted her while causing a disturbance.

A 35-year-old man by the name of Cameron Robert McKay was arrested in Sydney in early May in relation to the alleged incident and bailed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court on 6 May, 2022, to face charges of trespassing, fail to comply with an order under the Crimes Act and recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

This latter charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.

Police said he failed to attend scheduled court appearances in June and July, and a warrant was issued by the court for his arrest.

Mr McKay was arrested in Sydney and extradited to the ACT for his court appearance.

He received bail to next appear in court on 7 October, which police said he failed to do. As a result the magistrate issued another warrant for his arrest.

Mr McKay was again arrested on Wednesday night (12 October) by NSW Police officers, and appeared in Blacktown Local Court where ACT Policing detectives successfully applied for his extradition.

He was returned to the Territory on Thursday (13 October) and fronted ACT Magistrates Court again on Friday (14 October), where bail was refused.

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