A further three teenagers have been arrested and investigations are continuing after a senior police officer was assaulted in Sydney’s Northern Beaches overnight.
About 11pm (Friday 12 June 2020), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a fast-food restaurant on the corner of Warriewood and Pittwater roads, Warriewood, after reports a large group of teenagers were causing a disturbance inside.
Police attended and moved the crowd on from inside the restaurant, with the teenagers beginning to gather outside.
As officers continued their efforts to disperse the crowd outside, a male chief inspector was ushering a group of five teenagers away from the location when he was physically assaulted and knocked to the ground.
One of the teenagers stole the officer’s police identification and another stole his phone – which had dropped from his pocket – before the group fled the scene on foot.
A search of the surrounding area commenced with assistance from neighbouring command’s including North Shore, Kings Cross and Sydney City, as well as the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
Following inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested following a foot pursuit on Walsh Street, North Narrabeen, just after 1am today (Saturday 13 June 2020).
About 3am, police attended a home in North Narrabeen and arrested a second 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy.
A fourth teenager – aged 16 – was arrested in Warriewood, just before 4.30am.
They have all been taken to Manly Police Station where they are assisting with inquiries.
The chief inspector sustained minor injuries and a constable involved in the foot pursuit sustained head and knee injuries and was taken to hospital, however, he has since been released.
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.