February 18 12:01 PM


Newcastle, Cessnock, Singleton, Maitland, Lake Macquarie

Two men charged with damaging police car during a brawl

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Two men will face court today after allegedly damaging a police vehicle during a brawl in the Hunter Valley overnight.

About 1am (Thursday 18 February 2021), officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were called to Clarence Way, Muswellbrook, following reports of a brawl.

Upon arrival, police located several people on the street and inside a premises.

Officers entered the home and broke up the brawl before a 19-year-old man exited the property and approached the marked police vehicle.

Police will allege in court the man threw a beer bottle at one of the rear windows, causing it to smash.

He was arrested a short time later, before a 26-year-old man exited the home – allegedly armed with a knife – and threatened people on the street.

He was arrested, with additional resources called upon to disperse the remaining persons at the scene.

Both men were taken to Muswellbrook Police Station and charged with affray.

The younger man was also charged with malicious damage, while the older man was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court later today (Thursday 18 February 2021).

Inquiries are continuing.

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