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Lake Macquarie Local Area Command

Five Males Charged With Affray And Assault – Redhead

Police have arrested and charged five males following an alleged attack of a number of people at a party last October at Redhead South of Newcastle.

Police will allege about midnight on Saturday 31 October, 2009 a group of young males drove to a premises in Steel Street after a female attending a party there requested their assistance.

The group arrived in two cars, some with their faces concealed, one allegedly armed with a golf club. They entered the yard and began to assault a number of other males at the party. The group continued the attack while partygoers attempted to run to safety. The group eventually left the house, damaging two cars.

As a result of the attack a 52-year-old man was allegedly hit with the golf club and knocked unconscious. Two other males aged 16 and 19 also suffered cuts and bruises. They were taken to John Hunter Hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

Police attended and established a crime scene. A number of witness statements were obtained.

Over the last two days, Lake Macquarie detectives assisted by Special Operations Group officers, attended a number of local addresses and arrested five men.

The males were taken to Charlestown and Belmont Police Station where they were charged with the following offences:

  • 18-year-old, Kahibah man, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray
  • 17-year-old, Adamstown youth, charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray
  • 18-year-old, Lambton man, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray
  • 21-year-old, Georgetown man, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The 18-year-old Kahiba man and the 17-year-old youth were refused bail and will appear in Broadmeadow Children’s Court on 18 January 2010. Two others aged 21 and 18 will appear at Belmont Local Court on 4 February.

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