Third person charged following attempted arson - South Wentworthville

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 05:26:25 PM

A third man has been charged over his alleged involvement in an attempted arson in Sydney’s west at the weekend.

About 10.40pm on Sunday (5 November 2023), emergency services were called to a home on Mackenzie Street, Concord West, following reports of a vehicle fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW attended and located a Nissan X-trail alight in the driveway of the home. The blaze was extinguished; however, the Nissan was partially destroyed.

Officers attached to Burwood Police Area Command established a crime scene.

Just after midnight on Monday (6 November 2023), police attended Rawson Street, South Wentworthville, after reports a man had allegedly been injured during a fight.

Officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command found two vehicles had allegedly collided and a 43-year-old man armed with a knife.

An 18-year-old man was found suffering lacerations to his hands and face, and taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

During the course of the investigation, police charged a 43-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, and they remain before the courts.

Following inquiries, about 11.20am today (Tuesday 7 November 2023), an 18-year-old man was arrested after he was discharged from hospital and taken to Riverstone Police Station.

He was charged with destroy property in company use fire and damage property by fire/explosive with intent to injure.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear before Blacktown Local Court on Monday 20 November 2023.