Man charged with assaulting police at scene of house fire – St Marys

A man has been charged with assaulting two police officers at the scene of a house fire at St Marys this morning.

Emergency services were called to Shepherd Street about 3.15am (Saturday 25 May 2024), and found a single-storey weatherboard home well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW worked to contain the blaze but the house and contents were destroyed.

Two residents, a 66-year-old man and his 40-year-old daughter, escaped without injury.

Two officers, one from Nepean Police Area Command and a handler from the Dog Unit, were allegedly assaulted by a neighbour when they moved to prevent the homeowner from re-entering the burning building.

The 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station where he has now been charged with two counts of assault police and one count of resits/hinder police.

He’s been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court later today (Saturday 25 May 2024).

Anyone with information about the house fire is urged to contact St Marys Police or Crime Stoppers on 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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