Strike Force Azure charges man after Rockdale brawl

Monday, 26 April 2021 08:24:31 AM

A man has been charged and a strike force formed to investigate a brawl at Rockdale yesterday.

Police were called to a sports field on West Botany Street, Rockdale, just after 5pm (Sunday 25 April 2021), when a brawl broke out between spectators at a soccer match.

When officers from St George Police Area Command and the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), arrived the crowd started to disperse.

Three men were taken to St George Hospital suffering minor injuries. Police have been told the men were armed with metal star pickets, bricks, flares and plastic crates.

Strike Force Azure has been formed to investigate the incident and, following inquiries, a 23-year-old man has now been charged with being armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and riot.

The man, from Granville, has been granted conditional bail to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 18 May 2021. His bail conditions include not to attend any Premier League games.

As inquiries continue police have released descriptions of two men police believe can assist with inquiries.

The first man described as having a medium build, wearing a black jacket, grey cap and dark sunglasses. The second man is described as of a medium build and wearing a black jumper. Images of the men have been posted to the NSW Police social media pages.

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.