Sydney men denied bail over driver assault


Two men charged with assaulting another man and stealing his car are behind bars after they were refused bail.

Alex Vao and Fetaiaki Tupoulahi were allegedly being driven by the 31-year-old man on Georges River Road at Croydon Park just before the assault on Friday night, police allege.

The victim got out of his car and walked to the rear when he was allegedly set upon by Vao, 27, and Tupoulahi, 21.

The pair violently assaulted the man before stealing his Mitsubishi Evo and mobile phone, police say.

Both men appeared via audiovisual link in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, where their bail applications were denied.