Blacktown City Independent #008 November 2021 - Page 21



Fight for justice following Doonside teen death

Strike Force Brens continues
Blacktown Police Area
The second man depicted in
investigations into the fatal alleged
Commander , Superintendent
the CCTV is described as wearing
bashing of Doonside teenager Jason
Steve Egginton , said Strike Force
long black pants , a bright red and
Galleghan . Seven people have been
Brens officers are continuing to
black hooded-jumper and carrying
charged , including two 13-year-olds , in the
explore all lines of inquiry into the
a black , red and blue item .
wake of the alleged murder of the 16-yearold
alleged murder .
“ I urge anyone with
in August .
“ Strike Force Brens detectives
information , no matter how
Jason was found unresponsive with
have worked tirelessly to
insignificant you believe it to be , to
injuries to his head and chest at a home on
investigate the alleged murder
come forward and contact Crime
Perigee Close , Doonside , on 4 August . He
of Jason and will continue to
Stoppers ,” Supt Egginton said .
was taken to Westmead Hospital , where
follow all lines of inquiry relating
Jason ’ s devastated mother ,
he later died .
to this matter – leaving no stone
Rachel Galleghan , thanked the
Seven people – four boys , aged 14 ,
unturned ,” Supt Egginton said .
community and police for their
15 and two aged 13 ; a 15-year-old girl ;
“ Police are particularly
support following her son ’ s death .
a 19-year-old woman ; and a 29-year-old
interested in speaking with two
“ This is still something that I
man – were charged over their alleged
individuals who may have been
can ’ t believe has happened , I ’ m
roles in the incident .
walking in the vicinity of the
still coming to terms with the fact
home on Perigee Close , Doonside ,
that I will never see my precious
around the time of the fatal attack .
son Jason again , and that his life
“ These two men may hold
was taken at the age of 16 ,” Ms
vital information for investigators
Galleghan said .
about the events leading up to
“ We have all lost the biggest
Jason ’ s death .”
part of us that can never be
Strike Force Brens investigators
replaced , and I would like to
released CCTV footage depicting
ask that the community please
two males walking in the vicinity
continue their support to fight for
of the home on Perigee Close ,
Jason so that justice is served .”
around the time the fatal assault
Anyone with information
occurred .
is urged to contact Blacktown
The first man is described as
Police Station on 9671 9199 .
being of Pacific Islander / Maori
Anyone with information
appearance and is seen wearing a
that may assist Strike Force
black hooded-jumper , black long
Brens investigators is urged to
CCTV images released by NSW Police of two men they wish to speak with .
pants , white sneakers and carrying a drink bottle .
contact Crime Stoppers : 1800
333 000 .
Devastating : Jason Galleghan , 16 , died in Westmead Hospital .

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