Four arrested after home invasion and officer injured in Petersham

A police officer has been injured during the arrest of four males after an alleged home invasion in Sydney’s inner-west this morning, NSW Police say.

About 12.30am tomorrow, a 25-year-old man was in the courtyard of a complex on New Canterbury Road, Petersham, when four males armed with iron bars entered the courtyard and assaulted him.

The man ran to his unit, before the males allegedly forced entry into the unit and started damaging property inside. They then fled the scene.

Police from Marrickville Local Area Command attended, and a foot pursuit with the males took place.

Three were arrested on Gordon Street, and the fourth was arrested on Trafalgar Street by officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.

During the arrest on Trafalgar Street, a female highway patrol officer sustained a broken arm. Inquiries are continuing as to how the injury was received.

The four males, aged 18, 19, and two aged 20, have been taken to Newtown Police Station where they are assisting with inquiries.

The officer has been taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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