A MAN has been arrested and charged with breaking a police officer’s jaw and fracturing another officer’s nose during a brawl which erupted at an indoor soccer match in Sydney’s south-west.
The melee broke out during a match between a group of off-duty police officers and civilians at Minto around 8.30pm on Monday 17 October.
After the police scored a goal halfway through the second half of the game, one of the opposing team members allegedly assaulted one of the officer’s.
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A fight followed, resulting in one officer suffering a suspected broken jaw and head injuries, and another officer suffering a suspected broken nose.
A third man also suffered a suspected fractured elbow.
They were all taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.
Yesterday, a 23-year-old man presented himself to Macquarie Fields Police Station where he was arrested.
The 23-year-old has since been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on Monday 14 November.
Inquiries into the matter are continuing.