Police investigate after being threatened by group of males – Claymore

Investigations are continuing after an incident involving a group of males in Claymore last night.

Police were called to carpark behind a shopping complex on Dobell Road about 6pm (Saturday 14 September 2019), where about 40 males had gathered, and were believed to be filming a video.

Officers attached to Campbelltown City Police Area Command directed the group to move on, having concerns about the large gathering and some of the males drinking alcohol.

Whilst speaking with the group, a bottle of beer was thrown towards police by an unknown male. The group left a short time later.

Shortly after, police continued monitoring the group around Dimeny Park, with no issues being reported, before they begun to leave the area about 7pm.

Police then attended the same carpark on Dobell Road, where members of the same group had gathered again, who became aggressive towards police upon arrival.

The males, believed to be aged between their teens and mid-20s, allegedly began shouting abuse and throwing bottles of beer at police.

When a number of the males approached and threatened police, OC spray was deployed in the direction of the group causing the group to disperse and leave the location, with no injuries to police or damage to police vehicles.

Further police resources were called to the location, with officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad, South-West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, and the Dog Unit attending.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing a lit flare at police, who was released pending further inquiries.

Police returned some of the youths home to prevent any further incidents.

This incident is being investigated by officers from Campbelltown City Police Area Command, who appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

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