Three men charged after alleged hate-crimes at Soccer match - Parramatta

Sunday, 05 March 2023 02:23:21 PM

Three men have been charged as part of an investigation into crowd behaviour during a soccer match in Parramatta.

In October last year, officers from Parramatta Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports of alleged hate-crime incidents that occurred during a soccer match held at the local stadium on Saturday 1 October 2022.

As part of the investigation, detectives extensively reviewed broadcast and CCTV footage from throughout the match and evening.

Following inquiries, investigators issued a 24-year-old Beverley Park man with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) on Friday (3 March 2023) for the offence of knowingly display by public act Nazi symbol without excuse.

A 44-year-old man from Doonside and a 45-year-old man from Wetherill Park were also issued a CAN for the same offence.

They are due to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Investigations continue.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.