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Woman massaged, then bashed in Sydney park

AAP logoAAP 23/09/2016 By Margaret Scheikowski

A woman was being massaged by her friend in a Sydney park around midnight when he suddenly hit her on the head with a heavy object, a judge has been told.

"At the time it was very dark, I was bleeding very heavily and I was scared," Hong Yan Yuan said in the NSW District Court on Friday.

Suoqun Chen, 59, has pleaded guilty to wounding Ms Yuan with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in the early hours of April 17, 2015 in an inner Sydney park.

She did not see the weapon, but it has been described as a wooden plank or pole.

While Chen has admitted the assault, there is a dispute on the facts with the crown submitting the attack was premeditated and he took the pole with him, and the defence saying he was provoked.

Ms Yuan said they went to the park about 9pm as Chen said they would meet a relative who was lending him $1000 - $500 for himself and $500 for her.

He was carrying a bag which he said contained presents for his relative.

They did not argue as they waited in the park for three hours.

Calls were made ascertaining that the relative was still at work and Chen massaged her on-and-off.

"I was sitting on the bench, I was thinking and suddenly a heavy object hit my head," she said.

"I nearly fainted but I stood up."

Chen came around from behind her and kept hitting her as she tried to push him away.

"I still have scars on my head, the wounds still hurting me."

In her police interview, she said: "I am not his girlfriend, he is nobody to me. Chen may have a different view of our relationship".

She told the court he had helped her a lot and she treated him as a friend, but she had to repeatedly tell him not to behave intimately with her in public.

She agreed that during the time she had known him he had given her at least $17,000.

"We did not talk whether I borrow it or he give it to me because every time I have paid with my body," she said.

The hearing will resume on October 14.

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