Brave boy jumps off school bus to stop domestic violence attack

A 14-year-old boy has jumped off a school bus in Sydney’s northwest to come to the aid of a woman allegedly being assaulted by her partner.

The child was on the bus in Riverstone on Friday afternoon when he saw a man and woman involved in an argument while walking on Garfield Road West.

The man then allegedly punched the woman repeatedly in the face.

He quickly got off the bus and approached the man, refusing to leave the scene. The 32-year-old man allegedly responded by grabbing the teen by the throat and pushing him away until others intervened.

A 14-year-old boy saw a man and a woman arguing on Garfield Road West in Riverstone. Source: Google Maps, file

The man left with the 27-year-old woman in a car, but was arrested nearby a short time later.

The Bidwell man has since been charged with domestic violence-related assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.

Police thanked the teenager for his bravery.

"He showed courage and determination well beyond his years. We certainly need more people like this in the community who stand up and speak out against domestic violence," Detective Chief Inspector David Miller said in a statement on Saturday.

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