Officers injured in affray – Potts Point

Five police officers have been injured and seven people are in custody after a brawl outside a hotel in Potts Point overnight.

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

An affray has broken out involving up a large group of people, with officers from Kings Cross Police Area Command assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad.

Five officers have been taken to hospital, one with an arm injury and four with suspected head injuries.

Paramedics treated several people at the scene for the effects of OC spray.

Seven people are now in custody at Kings Cross Police Station and Sydney City Police Station.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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