Cop hit by rock in gang violence in Noble Park

October 08, 2007 herald sun via fortress austraila

Bloodied shirt

The shirt of a police officer after he was hit by a rock in an incident in Noble Park.

BLOODIED and battered, this policeman is one of the victims of gang violence in Noble Park. His shirt and injured face were photographed by fellow officers.

He was hit by a rock thrown at the southeastern suburb's railway station, allegedly by a young Sudanese migrant.

A youth has been charged over the attack last month, which left the officer with a broken nose and cuts.

Rank-and-file police say they do not have a problem with most local Sudanese, but some younger members of the community seemed to have no respect for the law.

Claims emerged last week that gangs of young Sudanese regularly committed crimes and intimidated people in Noble Park.