A man has been charged over the unprovoked assaults of several people in Sydney’s east, which police allege were racially motivated.
A 25-year-old man walked along Avoca Street, Randwick, and allegedly punched an unidentified woman in the face at about 9.45pm on Thursday.
He continued to walk along Avoca Street, allegedly assaulting several females in a group.
Police allege the man then walked on to Belmore Road, punching a 30-year-old man in the face before he struck and kicked a 70-year-old man, causing facial injuries.
The man then crossed the road and allegedly punched a 26-year-old woman in the face and kicked her several times in the body causing bruising and swelling.
A 30-year-old man tried to intervene and was also allegedly punched in the face several times causing facial injuries.
A group of nearby workmen approached the man and restrained him until police arrived.
The 25-year-old was arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged with three counts of reckless grievous bodily harm and four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Police allege the assaults were prejudice-motivated attacks, with the man targeting victims of Asian background.
He was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Friday.
Investigations into the incidents continue.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.