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Off-duty police officer assaulted by three boys - Rooty Hill

Monday, 01 August 2022 06:28:37 PM

Three boys have been arrested after assaulting an off-duty police officer in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 4.25am (Monday 1 August 2022), three boys were at Rooty Hill Railway Station allegedly behaving in an offensive manner and abusing passengers and railway staff.

A man, a 60-year-old chief inspector attached to a command within the North West Region, approached the trio and identified himself as a police officer before directing them to cease their behaviour.

The officer, with assistance from a member of the public, placed one of the boys under arrest; however, it’s alleged the boy resisted before verbally abusing and assaulting the officer.

It’s further alleged the officer was struck multiple times to the head with a bike seat pole.

Further police from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended and arrested the boys.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the officer at the scene before he was taken to Blacktown Hospital with head injuries. He was treated and later released.

The member of the public who assisted the officer was also assaulted during the incident, however, did not require any medical treatment.

The boys – aged 14, 13 and 12 – were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.

The older boy was charged with affray and resist officer in execution of duty, while the 13-year-old was charged with affray, cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, and common assault

The younger boy was charged with affray and cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to actual bodily harm.

All three were refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Tuesday 2 August 2022).

As inquiries continue police are urging anyone who may have witnessed, or has mobile phone footage, of the incident to contact Mt Druitt Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.