A MAN has been charged after allegedly knocking a man’s teeth out in a brutal punch-up on a bus in Sydney’s west.
Police were called to reports of three passengers brawling on a bus on Rawson Street at Auburn around 3.20am on Saturday.
Officers arrived to find a 48-year-old Surry Hills man bleeding from the mouth after having three of his teeth punched out.
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The man’s friends, aged 44 and 47, were also allegedly set upon as they intervened and tried detaining the assailant.
The 33-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station for questioning.
He has since been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.
The 33-year-old was released on conditional bail and is due to appear in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, May 24.
Police said the 48-year-old man will need further specialist treatment to fix his teeth.
His two friends were checked over by paramedics at the scene.
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