Six teenagers accused of assaulting police

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After following an unregistered dirt bike at South Granville last Wednesday, officers stopped the rider and proceeded to arrest the 18-year-old for the use of offensive language and then for resisting arrest.

Police allege it was then that a group of youths stormed onto the street, surrounding and intimidating the officers before they continued to shove them.

It is alleged that one of the officers was punched in the head whilst another was kicked in the stomach. Other officers involved in the incident were also threatened whilst trying to arrest the individuals. In order to take control of the situation, the officers were forced to use capsicum spray which led to the group being apprehended.

Three 18-year-old men and as well as two17-year-olds have been, as a result of the confrontation, charged with various offences that include hindering police, the use of offensive language and affray.

The sixth male that was involved was issued with a notice to attend court for intimidating police and affray. The three 18-year-olds were granted bail under strict conditions and will face the Local Court in Parramatta on the 1st of May whilst the 17-year olds, who were also granted bail, will face the Local Court in Parramatta on the 29th of April.