Cops assaulted in Sydney pub brawl

A group of men were allegedly told to leave the General Bourke Hotel on Church Street at Parramatta around 8.30pm but refused.

Security guards then called police to assist.

While some members of the group tried to get the rest to leave, two of the men turned on the police, with one of them allegedly grabbing an officer in a “bear hug” before being restrained by other officers.

The group has been drinking at the General Bourke Hotel in ParramattaSource:News Corp Australia

While the police tried to put the man in their car, a mate of the group who was picking them up from the pub arrived.

He allegedly approached an acting sergeant and punched him in the face.

Police used capsicum spray to subdue the four men before they were arrested and taken to Parramatta police station.

The acting sergeant was treated at Westmead Hospital for a broken nose and cheek swelling.

The group, including a 29-year-old Stanhope Gardens man, a 24-year-old Guildford man, and two Whalan men aged 21 and 23, were charged with more than 20 offences including assaulting police, resisting arrest, and failing to leave the pub after being kicked out.

All four have been granted bail by police to face Parramatta Local Court in April.

Parramatta Police inspector Darren Deamer told 7 News the men’s behaviour was “atrocious”.

“It’s unwarranted, it’s unnecessary and it’s a mix of alcohol and violence and it’s unacceptable to NSW police,” inspector Deamer said.


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