Police have charged a fourth teenager after a senior police officer was allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
About 11pm on Friday (12 June 2020), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a fast-food restaurant on the corner of Warriewood and Pittwater Roads, Warriewood, after reports a large group of teenagers were causing a disturbance inside.
Police attended and moved the crowd on from inside the restaurant, with the teenagers beginning to gather outside.
As officers continued their efforts to disperse the crowd outside, a male chief inspector was ushering a group of five teenagers away from the location when he was allegedly assaulted and knocked to the ground.
Police allege that one of the teenagers stole the officer’s police identification and another stole his phone, before the group fled the scene on foot.
A search of the surrounding area commenced, with assistance from neighbouring commands including North Shore, Kings Cross and Sydney City, as well as the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
Three teenage boys – aged 17 and two aged 16 – were charged yesterday (Saturday 13 June 2020). They remain before the courts.
Following further inquiries, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended a home at Narrabeen and arrested a 16-year-old boy about 8pm (Saturday 13 June 2020).
He was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with assault police officer in the execution of duty, affray, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.
The teen was refused bail and is due to appear at a children’s court today (Sunday 14 June 2020).