Police Charge Man After Bridgewater Disturbance

A 38-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged with Instigating the Commission of a Simple Offence, following a significant disturbance in Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon.

Police will allege the man’s actions resulted in a significant number of people congregating near Green Point Road, before engaging in hooning and other anti-social and dangerous behaviours.

Thankfully no one was injured in the incident, however three police cars were extensively damaged, and two police officers were assaulted after attending the scene.

Investigations into the matter are continuing, with police working to identify those who engaged in the disturbance.

The man was bailed to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date. Anyone with information about the people involved, or dash cam or other footage of the incident, is asked to contact police on 131 444 and quote ESCAD282-13042024.

Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers Tasmania at crimestopperstas.com.au. You can stay anonymous.

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