NSW police charge three after armed brawl on Central Coast

Police have charged three men following a brawl on the Central Coast last week.

About 2.35pm on Tuesday (1 September 2020), a group of teenage boys were approached by another group of males – allegedly armed with baseball bats and machetes – outside a shopping centre on Bryant Drive, Tuggerah.

It’s further alleged the armed group chased the others before a brawl occurred between the groups – it’s unknown if anyone was injured.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended shortly after and both groups dispersed.

Six teenage boys were arrested at the time and released.

Following further extensive inquiries, police attended an address in Blue Haven shortly before 12pm yesterday (Tuesday 8 September 2020) and arrested an 18-year-old man.

Then about 1.50pm the same day, officers attended a Wyong home and arrested two teenage boys – aged 16 and 18.

All three were taken to Wyong Police Station.

The 18-year-old Blue Haven man was charged with affray, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and driving whilst disqualified.

The 16-year-old was charged with affray and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The 18-year-old Wyong man was charged with affray.

All three were granted conditional bail, with both 18-year-olds due to face Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 30 September 2020, while the 16-year-old is due to face a children’s court on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

Inquiries are continuing into the incident, anyone with information which may assist police is urged to come forward.

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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