Gyngell and Packer given infringement notices for ‘offensive behaviour’

TeleNSW Police have handed infringement notices to billionaire casino mogul James Packer and Nine Entertainment CEO David Gyngell for “offensive conduct” over the street brawl which occurred on Sunday afternoon. 

According to a statement, NSW police say  the pair will not be charged with affray but rather have been handed the notices, which do not constitute a criminal charge, with the lesser offence following days of sustained media coverage of the fight and subsequent public reaction.

It is understood the pair will be fined $500 each, which a spokesman for Gyngell said he would pay without contesting the charge.

The statement:

“Police have issued two Criminal Infringement Notices following an incident in Sydney’s east on the weekend,”

“Officers from the Eastern Suburbs Local Area Command have been investigating the incident which occurred about 2pm on Sunday 4 May on Sir Thomas Mitchell Road near the intersection of Campbell Parade at Bondi.

“Police today issued a 46-year-old man and a 48-year-old man with a Criminal Infringement Notice for offensive behaviour.”

“The penalty notice carries a fine of $500 if it goes uncontested by the recipient.”

“Mr Gyngell is pleased the matter has now been resolved,” said a spokesman for Nine.

The police investigation was opened earlier this week.


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