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Parramatta rugby league brawl: police accuse man, 20, of ‘stab attack’

Man, 20, accused of ‘mass stabbing’ after rugby league match where teen player and two spectators fought for their lives

  • Police have charged a 20-year-old man for alleged brawl in North Parramatta on Sunday
  • Another man remains in the hospital under police surveillance after the alleged fight
  • A 19-year-old player and two spectators aged 16 and 22 remain in the hospital
  • Police were told that several men fled the scene in a car, triggering a massive search
  • The Public Order and Riot Squad then raided a house in Cambridge Park at 2 p.m.

20-year-old Bradley Wayne Middlebrook has been charged with assault and sexual assault that results in actual physical harm

20-year-old Bradley Wayne Middlebrook has been charged with assault and sexual assault that results in actual physical harm

The alleged stabbing in which three people were seriously injured came about after a player was killed over a shoulder charge during a rugby league match under 20.

Hundreds of spectators watched as spectators and players collided on Sunday at 11:20 a.m. in the Old Saleyards Reserve parking lot in North Parramatta, west Sydney.

Penrith Brothers prop Bradley Wayne Middlebrook, 20, has been charged with assault and sexual assault resulting in bodily harm in the company of another.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested by the police and is under police guard at Nepean Hospital.

After several men fled the scene on Sunday, a 19-year-old player and a 22-year-old spectator were transported to hospital in critical condition with stab wounds to their neck and torso. Another spectator, 16, was also seriously injured and taken to Westmead Hospital.

NSW Police Commissioner Darryl Jobson said on Monday that the game had gotten a bit heated at one point.

Mr. Jobson said there was a ‘shoulder attack’ incident on the field, a 20-year-old was sent away and tensions spilled over ‘resulting in this incident’.

Two men are in critical condition in hospital after an alleged stab attack in North Parramatta in western Sydney on Sunday. Aerial view of the depicted scene

Two men are in critical condition in hospital after an alleged stab attack in North Parramatta in western Sydney on Sunday. Aerial view of the depicted scene

Two men are in critical condition in hospital after an alleged stab attack in North Parramatta in western Sydney on Sunday. Aerial view of the depicted scene

Pictured: the reserve's running track. Twenty-five young guys have just been stabbed. Sad day for rugby league in West Syd, 'a witness claimed.

Pictured: the reserve's running track. Twenty-five young guys have just been stabbed. Sad day for rugby league in West Syd, 'a witness claimed.

Pictured: the reserve’s running track. Twenty-five young guys have just been stabbed. Sad day for rugby league in West Syd, ‘a witness claimed.

A 19-year-old player and two spectators aged 16 and 22 remain at Westmead Hospital undergoing treatment for various injuries

A 19-year-old player and two spectators aged 16 and 22 remain at Westmead Hospital undergoing treatment for various injuries

A 19-year-old player and two spectators aged 16 and 22 remain at Westmead Hospital undergoing treatment for various injuries

David Trodden, the chief executive of NSW Rugby League, told 2GB that a player was ‘sin-bined’ prior to the incident.

The alleged stab attack followed a game under 20 between Penrith Brothers and the Wenty Magpies.

Middlebrook is believed to be a mainstay for the Penrith Brothers side and is also an amateur boxer. He has to come to Penrith court on Monday morning.

Internal NRL emails reportedly state that the brawl allegedly took place in a parking garage.

A witness also alleged that shortly after the match ended, players ran to their car and triggered the wild brawl.

“The under-20 match between brothers and wenty just resulted in players running to their cars after the match and grabbing knives,” the witness claimed.

Twenty-five young guys have just been stabbed. Sad day for rugby league in West Syd. Dads, start teaching your boys that life isn’t a video game. ‘

Authorities were told that several men fled the scene in a Toyota Aurion and a full-scale search by police helicopter was launched

Authorities were told that several men fled the scene in a Toyota Aurion and a full-scale search by police helicopter was launched

Authorities were told that several men fled the scene in a Toyota Aurion and a full-scale search by police helicopter was launched

Police said they had been called to Old Saleyards Reserve (pictured) on Gladstone Street, North Parramatta in western Sydney. A game between Penrith Brothers and Wentworthville had just ended

Police said they had been called to Old Saleyards Reserve (pictured) on Gladstone Street, North Parramatta in western Sydney. A game between Penrith Brothers and Wentworthville had just ended

Police said they had been called to Old Saleyards Reserve (pictured) on Gladstone Street, North Parramatta in western Sydney. A game between Penrith Brothers and Wentworthville had just ended

Nathan Sheraton, NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager, called the scene “ brutal. ”

“Such wounds can do a great deal of damage and often we can see the extent of the damage done – so it is very worrying when we are called to these types of jobs,” he said.

“Our paramedics have done an excellent job of treating the patients life-saving.”

“Unfortunately, we have two men who are in critical condition and who will continue to receive hospital treatment.”

The New South Wales Rugby League is investigating and it has not been confirmed whether those involved were players or fans.

An NSWRL spokeswoman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the postponement of a fourth round Sydney Shield Match, scheduled for 3pm on Sunday, between the Belrose Eagles and the Wentworth Mapies was linked to the alleged stabbing.

Both Penrith brothers Junior Rugby League Club and Wentworthville United Junior Rugby League Football Club declined to comment.

Police investigations are continuing.

NEW SOUTH WALES RUGBY LEAGUE PROMISES TO BAN ALL INVOLVED IN CAPITAL BRAWL

“ The NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) was notified today of a serious incident in a Rugby League match between Wentworthville Magpies and Penrith Brothers in an under-20 community football game at the Old Saleyards Reserve, North Parramatta, ” the state body said. the sport. in a statement.

‘The game seemed to go smoothly and to end.

However, it has been reported that after the game, players from both teams left the ground and one of the Wentworthville players was stabbed in a parking lot next to the ground. Two other people also appear to have been stabbed during the same incident.

NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said: ‘The incident is sickening criminal behavior and those responsible for it deserve to face the full force of the law.

Anyone who enjoys community sports on the weekend should expect to be able to practice it in a safe environment and it is downright appalling that such an incident happened in an area adjacent to where one of our matches was held.

The NSWRL will fully cooperate with the police to bring those responsible to justice.

‘In addition to criminal behavior, anyone involved in the incident can expect never to play a role in our game again.’

Trodden said that under the circumstances, both teams immediately stepped down pending the outcome of the police investigation.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and everyone affected by the traumatic event, and we provide the full support of all our counseling and other services to them,” said Trodden. ‘

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