Breakthrough in investigation into wild brawl at a bank involving two mothers and their children – after a teen was ‘viciously bashed days later as payback’
- Wild brawl broke out at shopping centre in Bankstown
- Appeared to show middle-aged women throwing punches
- Police have charged four people with assault
Four people have been charged and three teenagers cautioned after two wild brawls in Sydney’s south-west which police say are linked.
The first brawl saw two mothers and a group of teenagers allegedly fight outside a St George Bank in the Bankstown Central Shopping Centre on January 30.
Up to 15 people were involved in the wild brawl, which is said to have lasted 10 minutes, and which saw a 52-year-old woman taken to hospital after sustaining an injury to her lip.
Just days later, three teenagers ruthlessly beat another boy at Condell Park High School in a targeted attack believed to be in retaliation for the earlier fight.
Now, a police investigation has established the two fights were linked.
The wild brawk in Bankstown allegedly involved up to 15 people and was said to have lasted 10 minutes. Footage captured the fight, showing a woman knocked to the ground while another two punched her (pictured). Police have now charged four people
A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Condell Park on Wednesday and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
He was denied bail after facing children’s court on Thursday charged with common assault and affray.
Police arrested another 17-year-old boy in Kingsgrove on Thursday and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and affray. He was refused bail and appeared before the children’s court on Friday.
A 16-year-old boy was also issued a caution after attending Bankstown Police station.
Meanwhile, on Friday, a 46-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station before she was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in company.
She was granted conditional bail and will face Bankstown Local Court on March 2.
Police also arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.
The teenager was refused bail and will appear before children’s court on February 4.
The victim of the fight at Condell Park High School (pictured) spoke with police, which led to subsequent inquiries and arrests. Footage of the fight shows the attackers holding the victim in a headlock as they punch, kick and stomp on him in a targeted ambush
Two teenage girls, aged 15 and 16 years old, were issued cautions in relation to the Bankstown shopping centre incident.
The Condell Park fight victim spoke with police before a family member took him to a doctor for his minor injuries.
Footage of both brawls was captured by onlookers and shared widely on social media.
At one stage during the video of the fight which broke out in Bankstown a woman is allegedly thrown to the ground while another two climb on top of her and start raining down punches.
In the shocking footage of the ambush at Condell Park High School, one boy is seen holding the victim, who is curled up on the ground, in a headlock while two others kicked him.