Charges laid after sexual activity on bus boarded in Charlestown

A man and a woman have been charged after they engaged in sexual activity on a public bus in Lake Macquarie.

About 9:50am on Friday 29 March 2019, a 23-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman boarded a bus at Charlestown and sat on the back seat.

At some stage during the trip the pair became engaged in sexual activity and, after becoming aware, the bus driver ordered them to stop and exit the bus.

Both became verbally aggressive, with the man spitting at the driver, before getting off the bus at Warners Bay.

A short time later the pair attempted to board a second bus but were refused by the driver who had been alerted to the earlier incident.

The pair became aggressive before getting off the bus.

The man then walked in front of the bus and attempted to remove the windscreen wipers.

Police were called but the pair fled the area before officers from Lake Macquarie Police District arrived.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Tuesday 9 April 2019), a Windale man was arrested by officers from Morisset Police Transport Command and was taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with affray, common assault, intimidation, offensive conduct and malicious damage.

He was refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Wednesday 10 April 2019).

A Windale woman was charged by way for a future court appearance notice with offensive conduct and incite to the commission of crimes and will appear at Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 14 May 2019.