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Police operation underway at Colo property

Sunday, 19 June 2022 03:17:41 PM

A police operation is ongoing at a property in Colo, as part of proactive operations relating to planned unauthorised protest activity.

The NSW Police Force established Strike Force Guard in March this year, to prevent, investigate and disrupt unauthorised protests across the state.

About 8.30am (Sunday 19 June 2022), police were conducting planned investigations at a property on Putty Road, when they were approached by a group of people.

An unmarked police vehicle from nearby attended to provide the officers with assistance, before they became surrounded by the group of people, who then damaged the vehicle tyres, preventing it from leaving.

Nearby police resources attended to assist, where two people were arrested and the remainder of the group fled into bushland.

Further arrests have been made, with assistance from neighbouring police area command’s, specialist resources including PolAir, the Dog Unit, the Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Rescue, Raptor Squad and Operations Support Group.

A crime scene has been established at the property and the operation is expected to last the remainder of the day with more arrests anticipated.

Further information will be provided once available.

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.