Officer hurt after mass brawl at Sydney hotel

Five people have been charged over a huge brawl at a hotel in Parramatta that left a police officer injured, while another officer was allegedly elbowed in the face as she tried to arrest a woman at a Bondi Junction pub, police say.

The incidents come after NSW Police conducted a blitz on alcohol-related violence, with 548 people arrested across the state on Friday and Saturday nights.

Police went to a hotel on George Street, Parramatta, to conduct routine patrols and eject drunk patrons about 10pm on Sunday, when a large brawl broke out in the beer garden and spilled out onto the street.

Officers had to call for back up from two other police stations, as other fights broke out.

A female constable was allegedly hit on the head during the brawl and was taken to Westmead Hospital for observation and another officer suffered a wrist injury, but did not need treatment, police said.

Five people were arrested and taken to Parramatta police station, where they were all charged.

A 20-year-old Auburn man, a 24-year-old Bass Hill man and a 24-year-old Padstow man were charged with a range of offences, while two women, aged 24 and 21, were charged with affray.

All were granted bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court on January 30.

A 50-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting police officers who tried to arrest her at a hotel on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, at 6pm on Sunday.

Police were called to the hotel after staff reported the woman, who was allegedly banned from the hotel, became aggressive when she refused to leave, police said.

Police said the woman allegedly elbowed a female officer in the face, and punched, kicked and bit a male constable.

She was charged with two counts of assault police causing actual bodily harm, resist arrest, and fail to quit licensed premises.

She was granted bail to appear before Waverley Local Court on Tuesday.

The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.


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