Thank god they got this bloke off the streets, obviously out of control and on a rampage, his crimes were getting more violent and he undoubtedly would of killed future victims, more to follow.
He was arrested at Telarah railway station just after midnight last night following a police hunt and charged with the attempted murder of the girl, whose throat was cut.
The matter has been adjourned to Newcastle Local court on December 15, 2010.
It was alleged that the man approached a 14-year-old girl in the Stockland Jesmond shopping centre after 5pm yesterday and sexually assaulted her while armed with a knife.
She needed surgery at John Hunter Hospital for a wound to her throat which has damaged her trachea.
The incident followed the attack on a woman in the carpark of Maitland District Leagues Club about 11am. The woman was allegedly threatened with a large knife as she strapped her child into a pram.
Police allege that man believed responsible for the Jesmond attack also attempted to steal the woman’s car before fleeing with her bag.