Two further arrests made following Rockdale brawl

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:11:00 AM

Detectives investigating a brawl in Rockdale on the weekend have arrested two further people.

Police were called to a sports field on West Botany Street, Rockdale, just after 5pm on Sunday (25 April 2021), after 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 was formed to investigate the incident and, following inquiries, a 23-year-old man was charged with being armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and riot.

The Granville man remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested two men yesterday (Tuesday 27 April 2021).

The men, aged 22 and 31, were taken to Fairfield Police Station where they were both charged with riot, and affray.

Both men were given conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Investigations by strike force detectives are continuing, and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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.