Shocking moment a gang of teenagers ‘bash a senior cop and steal his phone and police badge’ after they were caught smoking inside a McDonald’s
- Three teenagers have been charged over the alleged assault of a police officer
- Police were called to a McDonald’s on the Northern Beaches at 11pm on Saturday
- A chief inspector was allegedly assaulted while moving on a group of teenagers
Three teenagers have been charged over the alleged assault and mugging of a senior police officer outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Police were called to the fast-food franchise in Warriewood at about 11pm on Friday following reports a large group of teenagers were causing a disturbance inside, which allegedly included smoking and swearing.
Officers began to usher the group outside but it’s alleged a chief inspector, who was attempting to move on five teenagers, was knocked to the ground and assaulted.
Police were called to the fast-food franchise in Warriewood (pictured) at about 11pm on Friday following reports a large group of teenagers were causing a disturbance inside, which allegedly included smoking and swearing
One of the teens allegedly stole his police badge and another took his phone, which had fallen out of his pocket.
‘He was … viciously attacked, he was thrown to the ground, his shirt was ripped,’ Assistant Commissioner Mark Jones told reporters on Saturday.
Police allege the group then escaped on foot.
Video footage of the alleged incident was shared to social media and showed the group of youths in a struggle with the officer, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Video footage of the alleged melee was shared to social media and showed the group of youths in a struggle with the officer
One of the teenagers is heard screaming about the police officer’s badge number while the group allegedly pull and push at the inspector.
After the group allegedly fled, police began to search the surrounding area with the assistance of the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested after a foot pursuit on Walsh Street, North Narrabeen, just after 1am on Saturday.
A second 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were then arrested at a home in North Narrabeen at about 3am.
A fourth teenager, 16, was arrested in Warriewood at about 4.30am.
They were all taken to Manly Police Station.
One of the 17-year-olds was ultimately released pending further investigation, while the three remaining teenagers were charged with affray, use offensive language in/near public place, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.
One of the teenagers is heard screaming about the police officer’s badge number while the group allegedly pull and push at the inspector
The two younger boys were also charged with assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm. One of them was also charged with steal from the person.
They have all been refused bail ahead of a scheduled appearance in a children’s court on Sunday.
The chief inspector sustained minor injuries in the tussle, police said.
A constable involved in the foot pursuit suffered head and knee injuries and was taken to hospital but has since been released.