Another man charged after officers injured in affray – Potts Point

A sixth person has been charged after five police officers were injured following a brawl outside a hotel in Potts Point earlier this month.

Police were called to a hotel on Bayswater Road about 11.20pm on Saturday 19 October 2019, responding to reports of a disturbance after a man was removed from the premises.

An affray broke out involving a large group of people, with officers from Kings Cross, Surry Hills, and Sydney City Police Area Commands assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad.

Five officers were taken to hospital where they were treated for various injuries including a fractured elbow, torn bicep, dislocated jaw, and a fractured nose.

Six people were arrested at the scene and taken to Kings Cross and Surry Hills Police Stations where two men and two women were charged with a string of offences including assault police causing grievous bodily harm.

A fifth offender was charged on Wednesday 23 October.

Following further inquiries, about 10.30am today (Wednesday 30 October 2019), a 28-year-old man was arrested at Wyong Police Station.

He was charged with assault police (x2) and affray.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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