Police issue 31 PINs following church gathering - Blacktown

Monday, 23 August 2021 06:48:14 AM

Police have issued thirty-one Penalty Infringement Notices following a gathering in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Just before 7.30pm (Sunday 22 August 2021), officers from Blacktown Police Area Command attended a premises on Fourth Avenue, Blacktown, after Crime Stopper reports of a gathering in breach of the Public Health Orders.

Police arrived and located a group of approximately 60 adults and children inside the building, participating in a sermon.

Additional police attended to assist and the details of those at the location were obtained, before the group were dispersed and directed to return home.

Further inquiries revealed there was no QR code present at the entry to the building and those in attendance were from various other LGAs including Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool.

Thirty adults were issued $1000 Penalty Infringement Notices for fail to comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID-19.

The organisation has been issued a $5000 PIN for fail to comply with noticed direction – Corporation.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any public health order or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community by contacting Crime Stoppers: on 1800 333 000 or via https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.