Canberra Raiders player, Tom Starling is one of four men who have been charged after police were allegedly assaulted during a brawl at Kincumber on December 5.
About 10.45pm officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to a restaurant and licensed premises on the corner of the Scenic Highway and Avoca Dr and assisted security staff, who were involved in an altercation with a patron who had allegedly failed to leave the premises.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and while he was being escorted from the venue, police will allege three other men – aged 20, 22 and 24 – became aggressive and assaulted police numerous times in an attempt to intervene.
With assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad, all four men were arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.
A male senior constable sustained a cut to his hand and was assessed by paramedics at the scene.
No other officers were injured during the incident.
The 19-year-old man was charged with failing to leave premises when required, common assault, resisting an officer in execution of duty, assaulting an officer in execution of duty and affray.
The 20-year-old man was taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment of a laceration on his arm.
He, a 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were all charged with assaulting an officer in execution of duty, affray and resisting or hindering a police officer in the execution of duty.
They were all granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on January 21.
Media release, Dec 6
NSW Police Media