Dec 13, 2021

Elderly woman violently attacked as she waited for COVID test at Royal Perth Hospital

Grandma attacked getting COVID test

The vicious attack occurred while the 69-year-old woman, Kathy, was waiting for a COVID-19 test at Royal Perth Hospital on Saturday morning, according to a report by Nine News.

She had recently returned from the Northern Territory, and already returned one negative test. She was waiting in her car for her day-12 test.

As she sat with her car door open, a woman dragged her out of the vehicle, threatened to kill her and began beating her.

Her shoulder was dislocated, and two of her teeth broken. She suffered extensive bruising.

“[The] next thing my car door was opened and I turned around and there was a woman standing there with my car keys,” Kathy revealed.

“She’s telling me she wanted to kill me. She kept yelling at me, ‘I’m going to kill you’, and I’d done nothing wrong. I’d gone there for the test,” she said.

“She pulled the chains around my neck and dragged me onto the ground.”

Kathy spent Saturday night and Sunday in hospital, before being discharged and sent home – only to be told she still had to isolate for a further four hours because her period of mandatory quarantine wasn’t finished.

Her day-12 COVID test result was negative.

“So I had to come into the house on my own … and I wasn’t allowed to have a family member stay with me,” Kathy said.

Police caught the alleged attacker in a mere 17 minutes. The 45-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery and remains behind bars.

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