UAP volunteer ‘exposed himself’ at booth

Police have fined a 62-year-old man for offensive behaviour at a Sydney polling booth.
Police have fined a 62-year-old man for offensive behaviour at a Sydney polling booth.

A MAN – believed to be a United Australia Party volunteer – has been fined for allegedly exposing himself at a polling booth.

Police were called about 10am on Saturday after being told a 62-year-old man had been involved in a dispute with several people.

“It’s alleged the man then committed an offensive act,” a spokeswoman told AAP on Saturday.

He was issued an infringement notice for offensive conduct as well as a move-on direction.

It’s understood he was campaigning for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.

The incident happened at Restwell Street in Bankstown in Sydney’s southwest.

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Meanwhile, an irate man has assaulted a Liberal volunteer with a corkscrew at a polling station in Tony Abbott’s Sydney electorate on the eve of the federal election.

The 62-year-old man allegedly began yelling abuse at volunteers who were putting up campaign material outside the Balgowlah Heights Public School just after 8pm on Friday.

Police said the man allegedly threatened an 18-year-old man before thrusting a corkscrew at a 31-year-old volunteer’s stomach, causing a minor injury. He then started tearing down the banners before fleeing.

The victim was treated by paramedics and didn’t need to go to hospital. The alleged attacker was arrested at Balgowlah Heights about 10.30pm and taken to Manly Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of common assault.

The man is due to face the Manly Local Court on June 5.

The contest for Warringah has seen some of the dirtiest tricks of the campaign, including a book with faeces inside being dumped outside Mr Abbott’s Manly office.

Former Olympic skier Zali Steggall is vying to wrestle the seat from Mr Abbott, who has held it for 25 years.

On the eve of Saturday’s election the former prime minister was widely criticised for suggesting the late Bob Hawke had a “Liberal head”.