Road brawl charges


Story appeared in: Review | July 31st, 2017



POLICE have interviewed three men after footage of an alleged brawl at a set of traffic lights in Merrylands emerged on social media.
The incident allegedly followed a traffic dispute on Centenary Road at 4.30pm on Tuesday, involving two men in a silver Hyundai and two men in a black Audi.
Officers attached to Holroyd Local Area Command launched an investigation after receiving video footage of the alleged incident.
Following a call for public assistance, the driver of the Audi, a 22-year-old man, presented himself at Merrylands Police Station at 5pm on Wednesday and was subsequently charged with affray, use offensive instrument with intent, intimidation, negligent driving and owner not disclosing identity of driver/passenger.
The two occupants of the Hyundai were also interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries.
Holroyd Duty Officer detective inspector Pat Sharkey said it was a potentially serious situation and urged anyone involved in any sort of road incident not to take matters into their own hands but to contact police and report the matter immediately.
"I would encourage anybody who witnesses this sort of incident or is victim to this sort of incident, to come forward to the police first," he said.

Indecency on train
A MAN travelling between Clyde Railway station and Penrith last month, has been charged by officers from the Police Transport Command's Operation Artemis after an allegedly committing an indecent act.
Police appealed for information from the public via social media channels on Friday, July 28.
It is alleged that the man boarded the train at Clyde just before 9pm on May 26 and sat opposite a 20-year-old woman before committing an act of indecency in front of her and then leaving the train at Pendle Hill Station.
The woman continued her journey home before contacting police about the incident.
On Saturday afternoon, a 34-year-old man attended Wentworthville Police Station and he was subsequently charged with committing an act of indecency, wilful and obscene exposure and a stalk/intimidate offence.
He was granted conditional bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court on August 23.
Operation Artemis is an ongoing campaign targeting offences on the public transport system, particularly indecent and sexual assaults.



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Publication: Review | Section: News | Author: Kim Palmer | Story ID: 129880 | Viewcount: 22070

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