Sleeping New Year's Eve revellers robbed and assaulted at Bondi Beach
An estimated 5000 people descended on Bondi Beach on Saturday night to ring in the new year, with many revellers partying into the early hours of Sunday morning.
But some party goers woke to an unpleasant situation when they were assaulted and had property stolen.
Police were called to the south end of Bondi Beach on New Year’s Day at about 5am and arrested nine men after receiving a number of reports.
Following searches of the men, a numbers of items, including phones and portable speakers suspected of being stolen, were located.
Three of the men have been charged and the six other men have been released pending further investigations.
A 19-year-old Victorian man was charged with affray and using offensive language in/near a public place. He was refused bail, and was to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.
An 18-year-old Auburn man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resisting an officer in the execution of their duty and breach of bail. He was refused bail, and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Monday.
A 19-year-old Doonside man was charged with two counts of intimidating police, giving a false name and breach of bail. He was refused bail, and will also appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Monday.
Investigations are continuing.
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