More charges over soccer brawl

UPDATE: POLICE have charged an eighth man following an alleged brawl outside a licensed premises between rival soccer fans in Melbourne’s Bourke Street on 28 December.

A search warrant was executed at a Drummond Street address in Chadstone Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old man has been charged with affray, conduct endangering serious injury and other assault-related offences.

Among the eight men is a 32-year-old Norlane man who has been charged with affray, conduct endangering serious injury, throw/discharge missile and carry dangerous article.

The man has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 20 May.

Members from Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit searched houses in Swallow Crescent at Norlane, Edgar Street at Kingsville and Cumberland Court at Werribee early in January.

A 44-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, both from Kingsville, a 19-year-old man from Werribee were also arrested.

Three people were treated at the scene of the alleged brawl and one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The 19-year-old Kingsville man has been charged with affray, conduct endangering injury, discharge distress signal (flare), throw/discharge missile and has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 20 May.

The 44-year-old Kingsville man has been charged with affray, conduct endangering serious injury, throw/discharge missile and carry dangerous article, and has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 20 May.

The 19-year-old Werribee man has been charged with affray, conduct endangering serious injury, throw/discharge missile and possess distress signal (flare), and has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 20 May.

A 23-year-old man from NSW has since been charged with Conduct Endangering Serious Injury, Discharging a Missile and Possessing Cannabis.

The Denham Court man was bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 24 April.

Detectives from Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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