Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Meth Mum's Unprovoked Train Attack

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Meth Mum's Unprovoked Train Attack

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Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@qt.com.au

AN IPSWICH woman pushed and tripped a stranger in an unprovoked attack on the female passenger exiting a train on her way home from work.

The victim stumbled into a wall at Booval Station and was then punched in the 10pm attack.

Attacker Paula-Ann Hunt then reboarded the train and returned to her seat.

Ipswich magistrate Virginia Sturgess told Hunt her actions were bizarre.

"At the station, she went to the door. You walked up behind her, pushed her and tripped her. You used your hands and feet," Ms Sturgess said.

Hunt, 28, appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm at Booval on January 18; drug possession on December 22, 2017; five counts of stealing on October 27, 2017; doing wilful damage; failing to appear in court; and contravening a police direction.

The attack was captured on CCTV. Hunt has since spent 40 days in custody.

Snr Constable Spargo said Hunt was responsible for wilful damage to a Churches of Christ flat she was renting and had caused $562 damage. …

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