Three police officers were attacked after being called to a mass brawl of up to 100 youths at a McDonald’s car park on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Three teens will appear in court next month, with one policeman in hospital with leg injuries.
Police were called to the car park of the Lake Haven McDonalds just after 11.30pm to reports of a mob of between 50 and 100 young men and women fighting and smashing bottles.
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On arrival police attempted to break up the group, when a teenage boy allegedly failed to comply with directions, before assaulting a senior constable, head-butting another constable, and throwing a can of alcohol at an acting inspector when the police attempted to arrest him.
Capsicum spray was deployed, and the boy was arrested.
It will be alleged another teenage boy assaulted the same senior constable and constable during the incident, and resisted arrest.
A third teenage boy was arrested for an unrelated matter.
All three teenagers were taken to Wyong Police Station, where a 17-year-old was charged with two counts of resist officer in execution of duty, two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, refuse to comply with direction and escape police custody.
The second 17-year-old boy was charged with offences including assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, and the third teen was charged over an unrelated outstanding warrant.
All three will appear at a children’s court on 19 January 2016.