New order keeps Sydney terror suspect in custody

A Sydney teenager, being questioned over the Parramatta shooting, faces another day in custody without being charged after the Australian Federal Police was granted a fresh court order.

The 18-year-old, who was arrested last Wednesday in a series of early morning raids across the city’s west, can be held until Thursday under the order.

The AFP have already been successful in asking for extra time to question the teenager, despite laying no charges against him.


A Sydney court granted the 68-hour extension yesterday afternoon, following a 100-hour order granted last week.

It takes the extended detention to the seven-day maximum allowed under the legislation.

Authorities are continuing to question the teenager about what he may know about the fatal shooting of veteran police accountant Curtis Cheng outside Parramatta police headquarters on Friday, October 2.

The 18-year-old suspect attended the same school as the 15-year-old shooter, Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta.

Three others were also arrested during the raids but all except the 18-year-old have been released without charge.