Eastwood Local Area Command
Victor P Taffa
On Friday 20th August, 2010 at Parramatta District Court, Judge Colefax sentenced Grahame Burgess to imprisonment for two years and four months with a non-parole period of 16 months. The sentence was imposed for an assault committed upon Eastwood Police Constable Daniel Lynch and a hotel patron in December 2009.
Burgess was initially arrested after he assaulted a male person at a licensed club in Eastwood. Later, whilst in custody at Ryde Police Station, Burgess punched Constable Lynch in the face which resulted in his nose being fractured and causing ligament damage to his neck. The attack was totally unprovoked and occurred whilst Constable Lynch was escorting Burgess to the toilet. Constable Lynch read a victim impact statement to the Court during sentencing.