Massive hunt for culprits over public shooting spate
A MAN allegedly attacked police as they carried out a Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) search in Granville last week, as they continue extensive investigations into recent public place shootings.
It was one of at least 12 FPO searches which included homes at Berala, Granville, Auburn and Guildford, carried out by detectives from Auburn and Ryde who are investigating public place shootings at Berala, Regents Park, and Ryde.
After serving an FPO on a man at a Granville home, he allegedly became aggressive towards police, allegedly assaulting a male senior constable, before he was arrested while still attempting to assault police.
The officer was taken to Westmead Hospital to be treated for a fractured nose and lacerations, and has since been released.
The 22-year-old Granville man was also taken to Westmead Hospital to be treated for minor injuries sustained during the arrest, where he was under police guard.
During a search of the same Granville home, police allegedly seized two knives concealed in metal purpose-made cylinders.
Detectives from Ryde and Auburn Police Area Commandn will continue their extensive investigations into the shootings, and Operation Talon will continue assisting with proactive policing strategies.
Detective Inspector Jeffrey Walsh from Operation Talon, warned that his officers “are going to keep coming at you until we stop this violence”.
Operation Talon is a proactive policing strategy to prevent and disrupt public acts of violence, including shootings, and target the possession and supply of illicit firearms.
Anyone with information about possession or distribution of illicit firearms is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence