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Man who SPAT on a Channel 10 reporter and abused her crew in Melbourne is sentenced to jail

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Man who SPAT on a glamourous Channel 10 reporter and abused her crew for 45 minutes is sentenced to jail

A man who abused Channel 10 News reporter Candice Wyatt and her crew last year in Melbourne has been sentenced to 53 days in jail.

The 40-year-old journalist took to social media to thank her ‘brilliant crew’ and a witness who stayed throughout the ordeal to help make a report to police.

The incident occurred in August last year as Wyatt and her crew were between live crosses for 10 News on the Yarra River.

A man who abused Channel 10 News reporter Candice Wyatt and her crew last year has been sentenced to 53 days in jail

A man who abused Channel 10 News reporter Candice Wyatt and her crew last year has been sentenced to 53 days in jail

Wyatt was spat on before being harassed by the man for a further 45 minutes. 

‘Last year, while I was between live crosses for our News… I was assaulted by a random man next to the Yarra River,’ Wyatt said on social media.

‘His attack on me was relentless and a large crowd gathered. I had to call 000.

The 40-year-old journalist took to social media to thank her 'brilliant crew' and a witness who stayed throughout the ordeal to help make a report to police

The 40-year-old journalist took to social media to thank her ‘brilliant crew’ and a witness who stayed throughout the ordeal to help make a report to police 

‘Fortunately, my crew filmed the entire thing and witnesses gave police statements.’

‘Yesterday, the matter went to court and he was sentenced to 53 days in prison,’ she concluded.

In another post, the veteran reporter wrote, ‘The is a reminder that whenever you see a news crew, or a film crew out in public… that spot, right there, in that moment is their WORKPLACE. And they are entitled to feel safe.’

‘I’m so grateful to my brilliant crew that night.. and the witness who was horrified by what he saw, and stayed back in the dark and the cold to talk to police. Thank you’.

The incident occurred in August last year as Wyatt and her crew were between live crosses for 10 News beside Melbourne's Yarra River

The incident occurred in August last year as Wyatt and her crew were between live crosses for 10 News beside Melbourne’s Yarra River

She told the Herald Sun that Channel 10 now hire security while filming in public and ‘do a risk assessment every time we decide to do a live cross’. 

She said the situation has worsened since Victoria’s pandemic lockdown.

‘We hire security now for things that we would never have in the past, one perfect example is Warnie’s funeral, because we have somehow become the target of this abuse even though we are just trying to deliver the information,’ Wyatt told the newspaper. 

She told the Herald Sun that Channel 10 now hire security while filming in public and 'do a risk assessment every time we decide to do a live cross'

She told the Herald Sun that Channel 10 now hire security while filming in public and ‘do a risk assessment every time we decide to do a live cross’

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