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Two police officers assaulted at wild Sydney party

Police dodged bottles and abuse when they turned out in force to disperse a crowd of 200 partygoers.
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A police officer has been hit in the head and another officer kicked by a teenage girl as riot police tried to shut down a huge party in Sydney’s northwest.

Police say about 200 people, many of them drunk, were partying at Oxford Street in Epping on Saturday night when they were asked to move on due to safety concerns.

Officers commenced dispersing the attendees, many of whom were intoxicated and reluctant to leave.

One officer intervened in a scuffle between partygoers and was struck to the back of the head.

Further officers from neighbouring local area commands, the Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Transport Command, Dog Unit and Highway Patrol were called to the scene and the majority of the crowd was dispersed.

A 16-year-old girl was taken to Ryde Police Station after allegedly kicking an officer, offensive language and resisting arrest. She has been released into her father’s care pending further inquiries by police.

A number of others were issued criminal infringement notices for offensive language and other offences.

The two officers who were assaulted did not require treatment.
– with AAP