Trees come down in heavy rain across the Blue Mountains

Heavy rain on Sunday night brought trees down on an unoccupied car at Lapstone and a roof at Lawson.

Crash: A fuel tanker crashed on the highway at Lawson on Monday during two days of wild weather in the Blue Mountains. Photo: Top Notch Video

Crash: A fuel tanker crashed on the highway at Lawson on Monday during two days of wild weather in the Blue Mountains. Photo: Top Notch Video

Blue Mountains SES commander John Hughes said they received a call for help at Lapstone at 3am on Monday. Working with a crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Glenbrook and council, they removed the tree which was also blocking Darwin Drive.

Smashed: A tree came down across a car in Darwin Drive, Lapstone, during heavy rain on Sunday and Monday. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Glenbrook

Smashed: A tree came down across a car in Darwin Drive, Lapstone, during heavy rain on Sunday and Monday. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Glenbrook

The SES also removed a tree from a roof at Lawson on Monday morning. Mr Hughes said they provided advice for four other jobs, mostly to do with leaky roofs.

Then about 2pm on Monday, a fuel tanker crashed on the highway at Lawson. Fire and Rescue crews from Lawson, Wentworth Falls and Katoomba attended, and with the assistance of a St Marys HAZMAT unit, spilled fuel was safely removed. In the 24 hours to 9am on Monday, 99mm of rain fell at Katoomba.

Woman spat on

A 79-year-old Blackheath woman was on a train to Katoomba about 7pm on July 16, when an unknown woman allegedly spat on her, with saliva landing on her face.

"The incident was unprovoked and the offender then walked away," said Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine. Both women left the train at Katoomba.

The matter is under investigation, with police appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have phone footage, to contact Katoomba Police on 4782 8199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police have requested CCTV footage from Sydney Trains. The offender was described as Caucasian, about 173cm tall, large build with blonde hair in a ponytail, wearing a rain jacket, and carrying a backpack.

Police reminded people to adhere to COVID regulations and social distancing.

KCCC graffitied

The Katoomba Christian Convention Centre was broken into and graffiti spraypainted through the centre.

The ground floor front door was jimmied open, sometime between 5pm on July 14 and 9am on July 22. Police are seeking witnesses and anyone with video footage, to contact Katoomba Police or Crime Stoppers.

Springwood assault

Police were called to Springfield Crescent in Springwood on June 22, where they allege a 45-year-old female resident was assaulted by her 52-year-old female partner.

"The victim was removed from the house and the 52-year-old female smashed a window with her hand in the bathroom," Det Insp McAlpine said. He said she attempted to push through police and kicked an officer in the shin. She was to appear before Penrith Local Court on July 28.

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