Third man charged after public order incident – Belfield

A third man has been charged as part of the ongoing investigation into a public order incident in Sydney’s south west earlier this week.

About 5pm on Tuesday (21 March 2023), police attended Margaret Street, Belfield, after a large number of people gathered for a planned event.

During the event, it is alleged a number of glass bottles and other projectiles were thrown at police.

A male constable sustained an injury to his hand which required treatment.

Additional police resources – including the Public Order and Riot Squad and Operational Support Group attended – after which the crowd began to disperse.

So far during the investigation, detectives have charged two men – aged 34 and 41 – who remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 42-year-old man was arrested at Campsie Police Station about 7.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 March 2023).

He was charged with assault police officer during public disorder no actual bodily harm, hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty and affray.

The Moorebank man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 11 April 2023.

As investigations into the incident continue, police urge anyone with information or mobile phone vision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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