Salim Mehajer Found Guilty Of Assaulting Female Reporter

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A Sydney magistrate has found former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer guilty of assaulting a female television reporter who was attempting to interview him.

Mehajer had denied assaulting reporter Laura Banks in April 2017 when he slammed a car door on her arm as he left a Sydney CBD police station following his arrest over a separate alleged assault.

At Downing Centre Local Court on Friday, magistrate Joanne Keogh found the 31-year-old guilty, saying he was reckless to the risk of harm when he closed the door.

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