Police assaulted; four men charged after brawl at Central Coast licenced restaurant

Four men have been charged after police were allegedly assaulted during a brawl on the Central Coast last night.

About 10.45pm (Saturday 5 December 2020), officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to a restaurant and licenced premises on the corner of the Scenic Highway and Avoca Drive, Kincumber, after assistance was requested by security for a patron that was failing to leave the venue.

When police arrived, they were told the patron had left, so officers conducted a business inspection at the location.

While inside, police assisted security who were involved in an altercation with another patron who had allegedly failed to leave the premises.

The 19-year-old man was arrested and while he was being escorted from the venue, police will allege three other men – aged 20, 22 and 24 – became aggressive and assaulted police numerous times in an attempt to intervene.

With assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad, all four men were arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

A male senior constable sustained a cut to his hand and was assessed by paramedics at the scene. No other officers were injured during the incident.

The 19-year-old man was charged with excluded person fail to leave premises when required, common assault, resist officer in execution of duty (x2), assault officer in execution of duty (x2) and affray.

The 20-year-old man was taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment of a laceration on his arm. He was released and charged with assault officer in execution of duty (x3), affray and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The 22-year-old man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty (x5), affray and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The 24-year-old man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty, affray and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

They were all granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday 21 January 2021.

Inquiries are continuing.

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