Police charge man after investigations into incidents across Sydney’s west

A man has been charged following a series of alleged assaults in Northmead and Parramatta last month.

Following inquiries, police attached to Parramatta Police Area Command – with assistance from Quakers Hill Police Area Command and Strike Force Imbara – executed a search warrant at a home on Beaumont Avenue, Glenwood, and arrested a 20-year-old man.

The man is alleged to be involved in two separate incidents in western Sydney last month.

About 10.15pm on Saturday 3 August 2019, a violent confrontation took place at a birthday party at a home on Redbank Road, Northmead, where a teenage boy was allegedly stabbed.

About 11.15am on Saturday 17 August 2019 two men were allegedly assaulted by a group of men – including the 20-year-old man – on Lennox Street Bridge, Parramatta, where a watch was stolen. The group then followed one of the men to a convenience store where he was allegedly assaulted again and struck with a machete.

The 20-year-old man has been charged with affray or robbery in company. He was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Bail Court yesterday (Saturday 31 August 2019), where he was granted conditional bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 7 November 2019.

Strike Force Imbara was established in July 2019 – formed by officers attached to South West Metropolitan Region and North West Metropolitan Region – to investigate anti-social and violent behaviour of gang members involved in ongoing crime.

Further arrests are expected to be made concerning a number of related ongoing investigations.

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