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Seven people arrested following disturbance - Leichhardt

Sunday, 19 March 2017 11:52:18 AM

Five men and two women have been arrested following a disturbance at Leichhardt overnight.

Just before 1.30am (Sunday 19 March 2017), police attended Charles Street after receiving information about a group of people fighting.

Police were confronted by a group of men and woman who allegedly began abusing police. Officers issued a move-on direction which they allegedly ignored.

Police will further allege a man within the group attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm.

The man was placed under arrest; however he resisted. Members of the group attempted to intervene and police used OC spray to disperse the crowd.

The group began to throw beer bottles towards police and their cars.

About 3.30am Public Order & Riot Squad attended and the incident was resolved with seven people being arrested.

The following people were charged: