NSW police charge man after Penrith brawl

A man has been charged after a woman sustained a head injury during a brawl in Penrith overnight.

About 1.40am (Saturday 3 October 2020), police were called to Aviators Way, Penrith, after reports of a group of people fighting in the street.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended along with the Dog Unit and the group of approximately 15 people quickly dispersed.

A woman, who is a resident of Aviators Way, suffered a laceration to her head after a bottle was thrown during the melee.

The 20-year-old was treated by paramedics and taken to Nepean Hospital for further treatment. She has since been discharged.

A 17-year-old male was arrested at the scene and a 22-year-old man was stopped nearby.

During a search of the man, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a knife, house breaking implements and stolen credit cards.

Both were taken to Penrith Police Station. The teen was released and will be dealt with in accordance with the Young Offender’s Act.

The man was charged with custody of knife in public place, possess housebreaking implements, and two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception.

He was also charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV) in relation to a domestic violence incident at a Kingswood home last month. An outstanding arrest warrant for fraud and property offences was also executed.

The Penrith man was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 3 October 2020).

Inquiries into the brawl continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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