A police officer was hospitalised and a teenager has been charged, following a public order incident in Sydney’s south last night, NSW Police say.
Shortly before 8pm today, officers attached to Sutherland Local Area Command were called to a property on View Street, Gymea, after complaints about a party.
Police arrived to find about 150 people in a vacant house at the location.
While trying to identify the organisers, it’s alleged a number of glass bottles and other projectiles were thrown at police from the backyard of the property.
Additional police resources – including the Public Order and Riot Squad, Dog Unit and PolAir – attended the home, after which the crowd began to peacefully disperse.
Local police, with assistance from the Police Transport Command, also conducted patrols of Gymea Railway Station to ensure groups were travelling home safely.
While on the platform, it’s alleged a 17-year-old male – who had left the View Street party – assaulted a 19-year-old man.
The younger male was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he was charged with assault and resist arrest.
He was refused bail to appear before children’s court today tomorrow.
During his arrest, an officer was knocked to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete.
The police officer sustained cuts and swelling to his head and was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to St George Hospital. He’s since been discharged.
The older male was not injured during the incident.
Police are continuing their investigation into the matter and are urging anyone with information that could assist in their inquiries to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.