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Third teen charged over alleged Marsfield assault

Friday, 07 July 2017 02:48:11 AM

**Editor’s note: An image of the arrest has been placed on Facebook**

A third teenager has been charged after an officer was injured and two security guards were allegedly assaulted in Marsfield on Monday.

About 10pm (Monday 3 July 2017), a Dog Unit officer was patrolling the vicinity of Balaclava Road and Epping Road when he came across a person acting suspiciously.

That officer and another two officers from Ryde Local Area Command attempted to arrest the teenager. It is alleged he kicked one of the Ryde officers in the face causing him to fall and hit his head on the road.

The constable suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

That teenager was charged with a number of offences relating to that incident and the assault of two security guards.

Meanwhile, police have been continuing to investigate the alleged assault of the two security guards by a number of youths which occurred at a nearby shopping centre earlier that night. A second teen was arrested and charged on Tuesday (4 July 2017) with robbery in company.

A third teenager was arrested about 7.20pm yesterday (Thursday 6 July 2017), when a search warrant was executed at a home in Gloucester Road, Epping.

The 18-year-old was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with robbery in company and affray.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 31 July 2017.

Clothing was also seized during the search and has been taken for forensic examination.

Investigations are continuing.