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Man charged over alleged public order incident following soccer match - Leichhardt

Friday, 19 August 2022 02:02:46 AM

A man has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged public order incident following a soccer match in Sydney’s Inner West last month.

About 7.30pm on Sunday 31 July 2022, police were called to a sports field on Mary Street, Leichhardt, after reports of a brawl at the conclusion of a soccer match.

Upon arrival of officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command and the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), the crowd started to disperse. No injuries were reported.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident was commenced under Strike Force Bramhall.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Northmead about 9am yesterday (Thursday 18 August 2022).

Police seized items relevant to the investigation.

A 20-year-old man who resides at the home was arrested and taken to Merrylands Police Station.

He was charged with riot and possess prohibited drug. The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Investigations under Strike Force Bramhall 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.