Two Arrested After Belfield Incident: Police

Two people have been arrested following a public order incident in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

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

Officers attached to Campsie Police Area Command arrived to find about 500 people at the location.

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

Police will allege a projectile that was thrown struck a male constable causing an injury to his hand. He was taken to Canterbury Hospital in a stable condition.

A 38-year-old man was pushed to the ground and assaulted.

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

A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station and charged with encourage the commission of crimes.

He was given conditional bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 11 April 2023.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with common assault. He was given a court attendance notice to appear before Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 30 May 2023.

As inquiries 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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