POLICE | Transport officer charged with assaulting teen in custody in January, two teens charged with robbery at Cabramatta, Dubbo man found with knife, and other news of the week

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Last Wednesday, June 12, a serving police officer was charged over an alleged assault of a youth earlier this year.

The incident occurred at Warwick Farm back on January 4, when a teenaged boy, 16, was allegedly assaulted while he was being held in custody.

A police spokesperson said that the teenager had been "acting suspiciously" but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the alleged assault.

Last Wednesday, following an internal investigation, a senior constable attached to the Police Transport & Public Safety Command, was given notice to attend court for common assault.

The senior constable is due in Liverpool court on July 24. The officer's employment is currently under review and he is on leave until further notice.

Attacked with bars and shovels

Liverpool police are investigating a home invasion at Casula last Tuesday night, June 11.

About 10.45pm, emergency services were called to a home on Hitter Avenue after reports of a home invasion.

Police officers have been told four or five men wearing dark clothing entered the home and assaulted two male occupants, 18 and 22, with bars.

The victims were forced into the backyard before being further assaulted with shovels. The group stole property and cash before fleeing. Liverpool police officers attended and established a crime scene.

Both victims were taken to hospital in a stable condition, the younger man with suspected arm and rib fractures.

A woman and child were also at home at the time but were uninjured. Initial inquiries suggest it may have been a targeted attack. Investigations are continuing.

  • Any information about this incident to CrimeStoppers, 1800 333 000. Information treated in strict confidence. You're reminded not to report crime via police social-media pages.

Robbery charges at Cabramatta

As a result of an investigation into a robbery at 7pm on June 4 on John Street at Cabramatta, on June 13, Fairfield police arrested a CanleyHeights man, 19, and charged him with assault with intent to rob in company and having a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and he's due in Liverpool court on August 12.

A teenaged Cabramatta boy, 17, was also charged with assault with intent to rob in company. He was refused bail and he's due in Parramatta children's court on July 16.

A knife found at Bonnyrigg

At 1.40am on Wednesday, June 12, Fairfield police went to a service station at Bonnyrigg.

The officers searched a Dubbo man, 26, and found a knife with a 20-centimetre blade.

He was charged with having a knife and is due in Fairfield court on July 24.

Stolen credit card and fraud

On May 6, a credit card was taken from a car parked in a shopping-centre carpark at WetherillPark. Over the following hours the card was used at various locations at Bonnyrigg and GreenfieldPark.

Five weeks later, last Thursday, June 13, a HorsleyPark man, 25, was charged with larceny and dishonestly obtain property by deception (x 3). He's due in Fairfield court on July 29.

Break-and-enter at Edensor Park

Last Saturday evening, June 15, a licensed premises at EdensorPark was broken into and audio equipment and power tools were taken. The next day, Sunday, Fairfield police searched a location on Penfold Place at Edensor Park.

A teenaged boy, 16, at that address was arrested and he was charged with having suspected stolen goods, breaking and entering, dealing with the proceeds of crime and having a prohibited drug. He was granted conditional bail to be in Parramatta children's court next Wednesday, June 26.