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Further charges laid as inquiries continue into Doonside fatal assault

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 09:36:08 AM

An eleventh person has been charged as investigations continue into the alleged murder of a teenage boy in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

About 5.40pm on Wednesday 4 August 2021, a 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive with injuries to his head and chest at a home on Perigee Close, Doonside.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital, where he later died and has since been identified as 16-year-old, Jason Galleghan.

Detectives attached to Blacktown Police Area Command established Strike Force Brens to investigate Jason’s death.

So far during the investigation, 10 people – aged between 13 and 36 – have been charged over their alleged roles in the incident. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, Strike Force Brens detectives arrested a 24-year-old man at Blacktown Police Station about 10.30am yesterday (Monday 1 November 2021).

The Woolooware man was charged with conceal serious indictable offence – murder.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Investigations under Strike Force Brens are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Brens investigators 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.