Hunt for brawlers after teen’s stabbed

A TEENAGER was stabbed in the buttocks during a brawl at Merrylands last Thursday night.

About 7.15pm, emergency services were called to the carpark of a shopping centre in Merrylands, where they found a 19-year-old man with a stab wound to his buttocks.
Police were told he was involved in a fight with a group of five other men, and was stabbed before the group fled the scene in a white BMW. The men were armed with a baton and knife.
As investigations continue, police would like to speak to five males seen in the area who may be able to assist with inquiries. They are described as being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance with black hair.
Anyone who can help identify them, witnesses to the incident, or with dashcam footage from the area, is urged to contact police.

Arrest over 100 in public transport blitz
MORE than 100 people have been arrested as part of the largest police crackdown on crime across Sydney’s public transport network since stay-at-home orders were lifted.
Operation Colossus was conducted on Friday and Saturday (May 6-7), targeting violence, anti-social behaviour and the possession of weapons, on public transport such as ferries, buses and trains.
During the operation, police issued 139 move-on directions, arrested 103 people and laid more than 119 charges for offences including assault, drugs, firearm possession and traffic offences.
Police patrolling Lidcombe Train Station last Saturday morning attempted to stop a 19-year-old man however, he allegedly ran from police before being arrested in nearby Joseph Street.
The man was charged with five counts of goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen, two counts of larceny and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.