St Marys-Mt Druitt police briefs- January 27

Teen assaulted

Police are investigating the assault of a teenage boy in a Rooty Hill park on Sunday night.

The boy, 16, was at Morreau Reserve, near Church Street, at around 8.40pm when he was approached by a group of boys.

There was an argument before the boy was punched in the head a number of times, falling to the ground and being kicked.

His attackers fled before police and paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to Nepean Hospital with suspected neck and spinal injuries.

Mount Druitt detectives are investigating the assault.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information about those involved should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Animal neglect

A Plumpton woman has been fined $2250 after pleading guilty to three counts of neglecting three dogs. The dogs were seized by an Animal Welfare League NSW inspector last year.

All were in poor condition — one with its collar embedded in its neck, requiring surgery.

"When I first looked over the fence and the cattle pup jumped up, I could smell rotting flesh and knew something was wrong," Animal Welfare League inspector Ian Hughes said.

"When I saw how deeply the collar was embedded I realised urgent vet care was needed."

The dog required extensive surgery - in which the biggest challenge was finding enough undamaged skin around the neck to close the wound.

The woman faced court last Thursday, where she pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to provide adequate care to an animal. She was fined $750 on each count.

Full costs of $4410 were awarded to the Animal Welfare League and the woman was banned from owning or acquiring an animal for two years.

The dog with the collar injury has recovered well after treatment and is now in foster care and hoping to find a new home.

"All animals are entitled to be treated humanely," Mr Hughes said. "[Animal Welfare League] inspectors are on the case and will continue to investigate — and prosecute where appropriate — anyone who is cruel or neglectful to animals."

Domestic incident

A man will reappear in court this week after a domestic related assault in Willmot on Friday.

Police were called to the home just before 5pm after reports of a domestic argument and a substance being thrown at a woman aged 32.

It will be alleged a man threatened the woman with a cigarette lighter.

The woman phoned triple-0 and raised the alarm.

Mount Druitt police arrested a man, 33, at the home.

The woman and her daughter, aged six, were not hurt.

The man was charged with maliciously throwing an explosive substance with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He became aggressive towards police while in custody and allegedly assaulted a female senior constable.

The officer had superficial grazes to her neck and did not require further treatment.

A further charge of assaulting police was also laid against the man.

He appeared in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, where he was refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court this Wednesday.

Car burnt out

A car was found burnt out in Whalan Reserve following a carjacking in Chippendale on Friday night.

Police said a woman, 59, was driving a silver Mazda 3 along Grafton Street about 9.30pm when three men approached the drivers' side of the car.

Police were told one of the men opened the car door and dragged the driver out before he got into the car and drove away.

The other two men left on foot.

The woman was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she was treated for bruising and shock.

Anyone with information about his incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Three fires

Blacktown police are seeking public help to investigate three fires in Blacktown this week.

Police said that about 6.30pm last Monday a man entered Doonside Reserve on a motorised bicycle where he set fire to some cardboard and a bike. The man was then seen riding away down Douglas Road. He was described as wearing dark clothing.

In the second case, a car was set alight at Augusta Street, Blacktown, at 11.10pm on the same day.

Police said the white Toyota Corolla was reported stolen from a house at Kurrajong Crescent, Blacktown, on Sunday.

In the third case, about 4am on Friday, a Daihatsu table-top truck was set alight on Tyne Street, Prospect.

NSW Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire before it could spread to other properties.

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