Man charged after assaulting police at NRL match

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A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting police at Sunday’s NRL match between Penrith and Manly at BlueBet Stadium.

A 42-year-old Cranebrook man was at the stadium and had consumed alcohol during the game.

At the conclusion of the game when the crowd was dispersing, the 42-year-old man became involved in a physical fight with two other men.

Security intervened and called for police.

Two officers attended and the 42-year-old was identified by security to police and the 42-year-old refused to supply his details to police.

Without warning the 42-year-old then pushed one of the officers in the chest. The 42-year-old was wrestled to the ground and continued to refuse to cooperate with police. He refused to be handcuffed and pulled his hands underneath his body. A short struggle ensued and the man was handcuffed.

The 42-year-old was sat upright and has sworn at police and made threats to officers. The man then kicked out and was forced back onto the ground. Whilst on the ground the 42-year-old kicked a female officer in the shin and then threatened her.

The man was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged. He will appear in Penrith Local Court at a later date.

Emily Chate

Emily Chate joined The Western Weekender in 2024, and covers local news - primarily courts and politics. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Emily has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and worked as a freelance journalist.

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