A Â (MUSEL-)MAN who kicked a police dog during last year’s Hyde Park riots has admitted to violently running amok during the Muslim protests. Â (Newscom)
Mahmoud Eid outside Downing Centre Court today.
Mahmoud Eid, 26, fromÂ Punchbowl, this morning pleaded guilty in the Downing Centre Local Court inÂ SydneyÂ to three charges stemming from the September riots, which followed an anti-Islamic video being posted on YouTube.
He admitted rioting, assaulting an officer and committing an act of cruelty when he kicked police dog “Chuck’’ – who also helped catch fugitive killer Malcolm Naden last year.
Police prosecutor Mark Baker said the details of Eid’s rioting were probably the most serious of any of the 12 people brought to court over the CBD disturbance.
“(He also) has the most troublesome record,’’ Sgt Baker said.
Eid was previously jailed for more than a year for a revenge attack following the 2005Â CronullaÂ riot.
Magistrate Gail Madgwick ordered him to return to court in May for sentencing.
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