NSW Police charge another teenager over riots that followed alleged Wakeley church stabbing

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Riot police outside the Wakeley church.
Riot police outside the Wakeley church. Credit: Supplied/TheWest

An eighth man has been charged for his part in the Wakeley riots that were sparked by an alleged terror attack on a Christian bishop.

NSW Police said a 19-year-old man was due to face court on Friday afternoon after handing himself in to police at Fairfield station on Friday morning.

The man was charged with riot, and two counts of destroying or damaging property during public disorder, a police spokesperson said.

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He was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court.

NSW Police established Strike Force Dribs in the wake of the riot on Monday, April 15.

They are still seeking a further six men captured on film taking part in the unrest and on Friday re-released a series of images of them.

Strike Force Dribs Commander, Superintendent Andrew Evans said while there were a large number of people involved in the violent incident, these particular individuals are being targeted by detectives due to the violent and aggressive nature of their actions.

“We are doing everything we can to identify these men and are now appealing for public assistance,” Supt Evans said in the media release.

“Someone in the community knows who they are.”

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