Eight people have been charged following an investigation into an assault at a shop in Sydney’s west last weekend.
Police will allege about 4.30pm on Saturday (19 October 2019), a 16-year-old boy was working in a retail store on Charles Street, Parramatta, when a group of males entered the shop and assaulted him, before fleeing the scene on foot.
The teen was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment of a laceration to the head, facial bruising and swelling.
Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the incident.
Following inquiries, four teens were arrested on Monday (21 October 2019) at homes in South Granville, Parramatta, Birrong and Northmead.
A 14-year-old and 17-year-old were charged with reckless wounding and affray and a 15-year-old and 17-year-old were charged with affray.
All four were refused bail, with the 17-year-old to appear before a children’s court on Wednesday 6 November 2019 and the trio to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 29 October 2019.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested at a home in Auburn on Tuesday (22 October 2019) and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray and reckless wounding. He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 29 October 2019.
On Wednesday (23 October 2019), a 21-year-old man was arrested at Parramatta Police Station and charged with affray and reckless wounding. He appeared in Parramatta Local Court the same day and was refused bail to reappear on Thursday 21 November 2019.
A further two teens – aged 15 – were arrested yesterday (Thursday 24 October 2019). The Carlingford teen was charged with affray and granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
The Wentworthville teen was charged with affray and reckless wounding. He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Friday 25 October 2019).
Inquiries into the incident continue.
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.