Teens hit cops in party brawl


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer was punched in the mouth and an un­marked pa­trol car pelted with rocks and bot­tles af­ter a 17th birth­day party spi­ralled out of con­trol in Bid­will on the week­end.

So­cial media is be­lieved to have trig­gered the wild party at a home in Dec­can Way, where po­lice were called just be­fore mid­night on Fri­day.

Of­fi­cers found more than 100 peo­ple, aged in their early to late teens, out­side the party and were forced to use cap­sicum spray to break up the crowd when par­ty­go­ers be­came ag­gres­sive.

Of­fi­cers called for as­sis­tance from nearby com­mands when about 60 peo­ple started ad­vanc­ing on po­lice and started kick­ing and throw­ing rocks and bot­tles at an un­marked po­lice car.

The at­tack al­lowed three peo­ple, who had been ar­rested, to es­cape the po­lice car dur­ing the melee, while a bot­tle was thrown at an of­fi­cer, a fel­low of­fi­cer suf­fered a cut hand and a fe­male of­fi­cer was hit in the back of the head with an ob­ject. A sec­ond po­lice­woman was punched in the mouth.

Ad­di­tional of­fi­cers from neigh­bour­ing com­mands

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