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A WOMAN playing the pokies at Chelsea RSL alleges she was punched in the face by a woman she hardly knew, Saturday 23 July.

The victim, 62, said she was in the gaming area, 8.30pm, when her attacker approached from behind and became abusive. When the victim protested she said the woman punched her below her left eye and then continued swinging her arms at her. The woman said that as she attempted to grab her arms the woman spat in her mouth and eyes.

The victim’s son who was nearby pulled the woman off his mother just as security arrived.

The woman was escorted out and reportedly banned for life from the venue.

Police were viewing CCTV footage of the incident yesterday and expect to charge the woman, 54, with unlawful assault.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 3 August 2016

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