Police Lay Charges After Affray At Granville Caf

A man is due in court, today charged after furniture was allegedly thrown about and staff abused in a café in Granville yesterday

Officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command were called to the café on South Street about 3.30pm (Tuesday 11 June 2024), and found a man being restrained on the footpath outside the business.

Police were told the man had walked into the café and – allegedly without warning – threw a table and chairs over.

When two female employees, aged 55 and 26, intervened, the man allegedly threatened them.

Passers-by stepped in and held the man on the ground until police arrived.

A struggle ensued when police attempted to arrest the man; however, he was eventually handcuffed and taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with:

•Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm

•Behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school, and

•Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

He has also been charged with breach of bail.

The 37-year-old man, from Ashfield, was refused bail overnight and will appear in Parramatta Local Court later today (Wednesday 12 June 2024).

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