Flares thrown at Sydney soccer match, two men arrested

IN AN apparent case of hooliganism, two men and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of throwing flares at a Sydney soccer match.

On Saturday, between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, flares were igniting from within a crowd and thrown on the field.

Police arrested two men aged 21 and 28 and a 16-year-old boy after viewing surveillance footage.

Eastern Beaches Local Area Commander Superintendent Gavin Dengate said it amounted to dangerous behaviour that would not be tolerated.

"This is a very serious issue and police will not tolerate people throwing flares," he said.

"It is an extremely dangerous practice and serious injuries can occur."

The two men will face court on January 8, the teenager will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

If found guilty, the adult offenders could face a maximum penalty of two years in prison.



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