Teenager charged following assault in Petersham

A teenager has been charged and investigations continue after a man was allegedly assaulted at Petersham yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 11.30pm yesterday, police will allege an 18-year-old man was walking along Brighton Street when he became involved in an altercation with a group near Railway Parade.

The man, who was carrying a skateboard at the time, was approached by two males from the group who allegedly punched him several times and assaulted him with his skateboard.

The group then fled the scene. The man declined medical treatment at the time, but reportedly suffered bruising and lacerations to his head.

Police from Marrickville Local Area Command were notified of the incident and arrested a 17-year-old male teen nearby.

He was taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The teen was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Marrickville Police or Crime Stopers.

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