Teen charged as inquiries continue into Newport brawl

A teenager has been charged following a brawl in a park on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command have been investigating the fight in Bert Payne Park on Barrenjoey Road at Newport, after multiple calls were made to Triple Zero (000) reporting the incident about 8pm on Wednesday (20 January 2021).

The crowd had dispersed by the time police arrived; however, investigations revealed a 22-year-old man had allegedly been kicked after falling to the ground, suffering chest and facial injuries.

Following further inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at a home at Newport about 7pm yesterday (Thursday 21 January 2021).

He was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with affray.

The teen has been refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 22 January 2021).

Inquiries are continuing.

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