Thursday, April 25, 2024

Boys charged over assault of off duty police officer, 60

Three boys have been arrested over the alleged assault of a 60-year-old off-duty police officer in Sydney’s west overnight.

NSW Police say that at around 4.25am this morning, three boys were at Rooty Hill Railway Station allegedly behaving in an offensive manner and abusing passengers and railway staff.

“A man, a 60-year-old Chief Inspector attached to a command within the North West Region, approached the trio and identified himself as a police officer before directing them to cease their behaviour,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

“The officer, with assistance from a member of the public, placed one of the boys under arrest; however, it’s alleged the boy resisted before verbally abusing and assaulting the officer.”

It’s further alleged the officer was struck multiple times to the head with a bike seat pole.

“Further police from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended and arrested the boys,” Police said.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the officer at the scene before he was taken to Blacktown Hospital with head injuries.

The member of the public who assisted the officer was also assaulted during the incident, however, did not require any medical treatment.

The boys – aged 14, 13 and 12 – were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.

All three were refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow.

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