Man charged with affray and use weapon with intent following Rosebery brawl

Friday, 20 January 2023 02:25:40 PM

Raptor Squad officers have charged a man following an alleged affray in Sydney’s east earlier this week.

Police had been told a group of men were gathered outside a unit complex in Rosebery about 7.20pm last Sunday 15 January 2023, before two men – aged 30 and 33 – became involved in an argument.

It’s then alleged the older man assaulted the younger man a number of times by punching and kicking him while he was on the ground, before the 33-year-old man grabbed an object and continued to threaten and assault the younger man.

A short time later, the older man was restrained by other members of the group, while the younger man left the scene on foot.

Officers attached to the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad were notified on Tuesday (17 January 2023), and commenced an investigation into the incident.

Following inquiries, Raptor Squad officers executed a search warrant at a unit in Rosebery, where they arrested a 33-year-old man about 6.30am today (Friday 20 January 2023).

The man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with affray, use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence, and a breach of bail offence.

He was refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court later today.

Investigations into the affray are continuing, anyone who is able to assist detectives is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.