12-year-old footy player assaulted by a spectator who ran on the field.

officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to a sporting oval on Carrington Street, Narara, about 11am (Saturday 22 August 2020), after a fight broke out during a junior rugby league game.

It is alleged that a man ran onto the field and allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old boy. The boy was taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

Following inquiries, a 39-year-old man was arrested at a Bateau Bay home about 1.30pm.

The man was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with common assault. He is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday 12 November 2020.