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Police Pursue 12 Suspects In Violent Sydney Church Riot

Authorities are searching for 12 men out of 50 individuals who were allegedly involved in a violent riot, leaving dozens of officers injured in western Sydney.

The incident unfolded during a live-streamed sermon at Wakeley last Monday night, where Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Father Isaac Royel were reportedly stabbed. 

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a terrorism offence in connection to the stabbing.

The chaos escalated as the crowd attempted to restrain the attacker, leading to a violent clash with police.  

Dozens of officers sustained injuries, and both police vehicles and the church itself were vandalised. 

Some officers and paramedics sought refuge within the church during the chaos.

In the ongoing investigation, three men have already been charged, but authorities are now seeking to locate 50 other suspects allegedly involved in the violent outburst.

Police have released images of 12 wanted men due to their “violent and aggressive” actions during the riot. 

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Recently, the police released images of 12 men they wish to question in connection to the incident. 

One man, described as Caucasian, sports a distinctive tattoo of Jesus Christ on his stomach and a tattoo sleeve on his left arm. 

Another individual, described as Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, was seen wearing a black jumper, grey pants, black shoes, and carrying a grey shoulder bag.

Superintendent Andrew Evans said: “Someone in the community knows who they are.”

“We are doing everything we can to identify these men and are now appealing for public assistance.”

Individuals with information about this incident are urged to contact Fairfield Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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