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John Barilaro charged with assault after physical altercation with cameraman


Former deputy NSW premier John Barilaro has been charged with assault and malicious damage offences after an altercation with a cameraman outside a bar in July.

NSW Police on Friday served a future attendance of court notice for alleged assault and malicious damage offences on a 51-year-old man, via his legal representatives, they told AAP.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: The aggressive confrontation between the former politician and the cameraman.

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The former politician was involved in the altercation with freelance cameraman Matt Costello outside a bar in Manly on July 3.

Footage circulated online shows the pair struggling as they grab and push one another while the man tries to film Mr Barilaro, who then walks away.

Mr Barilaro later confirmed the incident, saying he was confronted in the dark outside a bar and felt harassed during a night out with friends.

“To come out and have a camera shoved in your face. I’m a private citizen,” he told 2GB in July.

“All I did was push a camera out of my way. I did not manhandle an individual.”

Mr Barilaro is expected to appear at Manly Local Court on October 12.

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Source: 7News