A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with assaulting a woman at a West Auckland train station.
Noreen Roudin, 26, was followed through the walkway leading to Newham Pl after she got off a train at the Sunnyvale train station about 7.40pm on Friday.
Police said a man grabbed Roudin and punched her in the face in an attempt to get her on the ground.
"The female resisted the assault by kicking and punching the male and finally scratching his face," Detective Sergeant Peter Litherland said.
"In a gutsy display of courage, the victim was able to repel what was clearly premeditated and sinister attack."
A man handed himself into police yesterday after they released a CCTV image showing Roudin being followed.
The man appeared in the Waitakere District Court yesterday and was remanded on bail to re-appear in the court on December 17.
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