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Alleged NSW hammer attacker hospitalised

AAP logoAAP 6/08/2016 By Andi Yu

A man accused of attacking a middle aged Sydney couple with a hammer has been sent to hospital for mental health assessment.

Heng Sun Gouv, 46, walked up to 50-year-old Ann Dunn at a western Sydney bus stop early Friday morning and hit her in the neck with a "soft face" hammer, court documents allege.

Police say Ms Dunn called her husband, Mickey Korac, from the Lurnea bus stop shortly before 6.30am and he came to her aid.

Driving down the road, the couple saw Gouv at a service station.

Mr Korac got out of his car to confront his wife's attacker and the men wrestled to the ground.

Gouv produced the hammer again, resulting in a broken arm for 55-year-old Mr Korac, police say.

The couple was taken to Liverpool Hospital and Gouv was charged with a string of assault and weapons offences.

"We are a bit concerned about you," Magistrate Annette Sinclair told Gouv, who appeared via video link from police custody at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

Ms Sinclair denied Gouv bail and ordered that he see a doctor about his mental health.

"Objection," he said.

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