Gun and machete used in altercation at Bradbury

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A man has been charged with firearm offences after an incident in Bradbury early this morning in which a gun and machete were used.

A second man is being sought by the police over the same incident.

About 3.15am four people were standing outside a unit block on Hoddle Avenue when two men walked past.

Police will allege there was an altercation between the groups when one of the men produced a firearm and the other man produced a machete.

The group of four fled inside and notified police.

Officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command attended and arrested a 31-year-old man in a vehicle nearby.

Police searched the car and located a loaded firearm, compound bow, two knives, a torch, gloves, and other items. They have been seized for forensic examination.

The man was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with 12 offences, including:

– Possessing a loaded firearm in a public place

– Possessing a shortened firearm without authority

– Custody of a knife in public place (x2)

– Possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permission

– Carrying a cutting weapon

– Common assault (x4)

– Possessing housebreaking implements, and

– Possessing ammunition.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow, Tuesday, December 27.

Police would like to speak to a second man, not further described, who may be able to assist with inquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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