Respected Western Sydney Police Chief was left bleeding and with head injuries after allegedly being attacked with a pole by a bunch of teenagers.
Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald was allegedly assaulted by a group of youths, the youngest of whom was 12 years old, on his way to work on Monday.
Kevin Morton, president of the Police Association, stated, “One of those accused with assault causing severe bodily harm was 12 years old and was assaulted with a handmade weapon.”
On Monday just before 4:30 a.m., a senior officer overheard three young adolescents, ages 12, 13, and 14, allegedly abusing passengers and personnel at the Rooty Hill Train Station.
While arresting one of the three, the off-duty Blacktown cop was allegedly struck many times in the head with a bike seat pole.
“This 12-year-old boy assaulted a 60-year-old man who identified himself as an off-duty police officer,” Morton said. “I can only image what they would do to a member of the public.”