Alleged home invader accused of breaking the arm of a female police officer

A Police Officer’s had her arm broken after she was called to a violent home invasion in Sydney.

About 12.30am on Saturday, a 25-year-old man was in the courtyard of a complex on New Canterbury Road, Petersham, when four men arrived carrying iron bars.  They beat the man who ran to his unit..

But the quartet followed and broke into the unit.  They damaged property inside then left.


Police arrived and gave chase, arresting three on Gordon Street, and the fourth was picked up on Trafalgar Street.

During the arrest on Trafalgar Street, a female highway patrol officer had her arm broken. She was treated at the scene, then taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.  She will have surgery.

The four males, two aged 19, and two aged 20, were taken to Newtown Police Station where they were later charged with aggravated break and enter, malicious damage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

One of the 19-year-old men was also charged with resist police and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The four men were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.