Teen turns on cops during wild birthday brawl

A TEENAGER who allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood, struck a police officer in the face and hurled a bottle at a parked patrol car at a private birthday bash in Sydney’s south-west overnight has been charged.

Police say they were called to reports of a brawl at an 18th birthday party at a community hall at Lakemba shortly after midnight.

On arrival, officers were greeted with chaotic scenes with up to 100 people spilling across the intersection of Colin Street and Punchbowl Road.


Back up was called in to help disperse the crowd at which time an 18-year-old man was arrested after allegedly hurling a bottle at a parked police car.

During his arrest, the teenager allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and abused officers before allegedly striking a constable to the face.

He was eventually placed in handcuffs and taken to Campsie Police Station where he was charged with assault police, affray, offensive language, and use weapon to avoid apprehension.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Fortunately, the bottle missed the parked police vehicle and the officer who was allegedly struck in the face was not injured.