Seven charged after swords, bats and hammers used in savage street brawl

SEVEN people have been arrested and charged over a brutal brawl in country NSW which saw people bludgeoned with bats, hacked with hammers and slashed with samurai swords.

The bloodied scenes unfolded on a street in the small town of Wellington, near Dubbo in the state’s central west, on Thursday December 21.

The violence left many people with serious injuries, including fractured skulls, stab wounds and deep lacerations.


Police rushed to the scene and seized a number of weapons that had allegedly been left on the road including a hammer, crowbar, tyre leaver and a pocket knife.

Two samurai swords, two claw hammers, a large knife, an engine brace, a mini baseball bat, a throwing star, a pair of knuckledusters and a tomahawk were also seized from a nearby house.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wellington Police Station where he was charged with two counts of affray, malicious damage, attempt stalk intimidate with intend fear of harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Wellington Local Court on February 20.

Following an intense five-week investigation, detectives yesterday arrested and charged a further six people over the incident, all but two of whom have since been released on bail.

Three men, aged 19, 26 and 63, and a 25-year-old woman will face Wellington Local Court on March 20, charged with various offences, including affray and malicious damage.

The 26-year-old man has also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man were remanded in custody and due to appear in court today.

The teenager has been charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 27-year-old was charged with goods in custody, deal with property proceeds of crime, receive stolen property, and two counts of affray.

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