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Five charged; firearms seized following brawl investigation - Canley Heights

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 08:49:36 AM

Police have charged five males, and seized a number of firearms, following an investigation into a brawl in Canley Heights earlier this month.

About 12.20am on Thursday 14 July 2022, officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command were notified of a brawl involving 10 to 15 people outside an apartment block on Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights.

Upon arrival, no persons were located, with no reports of injuries to police were made at the time.

Following extensive inquiries – including a canvass for CCTV and public appeal for information – police executed four search warrants at Warwick Farm, Canley Heights, Canley Vale and Cabramatta yesterday (Tuesday 26 July 2022).

Police located and seized a number of items relevant to their investigation, including multiple firearms and ammunition.

A 21-year-old man was charged with 13 offences including:

- Affray

- Possess unregistered firearms

- Two counts of possess unauthorised pistol

- Three counts of possess unauthorised prohibited firearm

- Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority

- Two counts of not keep firearm safely-pistol

- Two counts of not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm

- Not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited firearm

He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court today (Wednesday 27 July 2022).

A 17-year-old was charged with affray, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, and two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit. He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today.

A 23-year-old was charged with affray, and possess prescribed restricted substance. He was bail refused and appeared before Fairfield Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before the same court on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

A 28-year-old Cabramatta man was charged with riot and affray. He was granted strict conditional bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

A 28-year-old Canley Heights man was charged with riot and affray. He was granted strict conditional bail to appeal before Fairfield Local Court on Monday 5 September 2022.

Inquiries 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.