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Two 18-year-olds charged for attacking group in Darling Harbour

March 2, 2015

Sunday, 01 March 2015 10:28:30 PM

Two men have been charged after attacking a group of people in Darling Harbour overnight.

Around 2am (Sunday 1 March 2015), two men allegedly started to verbally harass a group of women and men outside a nightclub in Cockle Bay.

The group left the location and were followed by the men who are alleged to have continued shouting out at them.

Two men from the group that had left the nightclub – an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old – confronted the men and a verbal argument ensued before the two parties went their separate ways.

A short time later, the 18-year-old and the 22-year-old were allegedly attacked by the men who had earlier been harassing the group.

The attack resulted in the 22-year-old man being knocked unconscious, while the 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.

Police and emergency services were called to the location and the 22-year-old was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with serious, though non-life-threatening, injuries to his face and skull. He regained consciousness after arriving at hospital.

A short time later, police arrested two 18-year-old men – one from Roselands, the other from Monterey – and took them to Surry Hills Police Station.

The Roselands man was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and common assault. He was refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Central Local Court tomorrow (Monday 2 March 2015).

The Monterey man was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment of a cut to his eye. He was later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and two counts of common assault. He has been granted conditional bail to appear before the Downing Centre Local Court on 25 March 2015.