Penrith man charged under Public Health Act after ignoring police directions

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A Penrith man has been charged after repeatedly breaching warnings to leave the Sydney CBD area.

About 6.45pm on Saturday, April 11 officers from Police Transport Command spoke to a the 21-year-old man on Eddy Avenue, Haymarket, who had no reasonable excuse to be in the area.

Checks revealed he had been warned on two occasions in the last week.

He was issued a $1000 PIN and moved on.

About 8.30pm, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended a hotel on George Street, Sydney, following reports of a domestic violence incident.

Police spoke with the 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, with checks revealing the previous incident and that the man was not to be at the location.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station, where his PIN was rescinded, and he was charged with ‘not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19’.

He was granted bail at court yesterday and is next due to appear at Penrith Local Court on Wednesday, June 3.

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