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Teen Accused Of Spitting In The Face Of Supermarket Worker

A 19-year-old Kuranda woman is accused of assaulting a supermarket worker.

The woman was with a man when they were approached by a 49-year-old woman, who worked at the Westcourt supermarket, and asked to return some items she had stolen at around 4:10PM on Wednesday. 

The younger woman allegedly swore at the employee before pushing her in the chest and spitting in her face.

An off-duty police officer witnessed the incident and immediately took the teen into custody until uniformed officers arrived.  

The woman was charged with common assault and stealing.

She is scheduled to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on June 28.