Alice Springs teenager pulls out woman’s hair at a taxi rink before assaulting her


Woman, 41, suffers ‘significant hair loss’ after wild brawl with teenage girl, 16, at a taxi rank during night out

  • A woman has had her hair allegedly pulled out during a fight with a teenager
  • The 41-year-old was attacked by a 16-year-old in the Alice Springs city centre
  • Police arrested the teen after they saw the assault at the end of their night shift

A teenage girl allegedly pulled a woman’s hair from her head during a fight in the Alice Springs city centre.

The 16-year-old assaulted the 41-year-old at a taxi rank about 6am on Sunday after the pair argued, Northern Territory police allege.

‘The youth is alleged to have grabbed the woman by the hair before she began physically assaulting her, causing the woman to fall to the ground,’ a spokesman said on Monday.

A teenager girl has been arrested by Northern Territory police after she allegedly pulled a 41-year-old woman's hair during an assault

A teenager girl has been arrested by Northern Territory police after she allegedly pulled a 41-year-old woman’s hair during an assault

Two off-duty officers driving home after night shift saw the alleged assault near Bath Street Taxi rank.

They came to the victim’s aid and arrested the youth after she continued attacking the woman while she was on the ground.

The woman suffered facial injuries and significant hair loss and was taken to Alice Springs Hospital.

The teen was taken to the Alice Springs Watch House where she was charged with one count of Recklessly endangering serious harm. 

The 16-year-old girl allegedly assaulted the woman near Bath Street Taxi rank (pictured) in Alice Springs before two off-duty officers coming off night shift intervened

The 16-year-old girl allegedly assaulted the woman near Bath Street Taxi rank (pictured) in Alice Springs before two off-duty officers coming off night shift intervened

Officers also charged her with obtain benefit by deception over the alleged possession and use of a stolen bank card.

The teen was remanded into custody by police.

She was scheduled to appear in the Local Court in Alice Springs on Monday.

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