Teenager accused of kicking cop cars at church riot granted bail

A teenager has been placed under house arrest over his alleged role in a violent riot outside a western Sydney church after the stabbing of a bishop during a live-streamed sermon.

Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was attacked during his address to Christ the Good Shepherd Church at Wakeley on Monday night.

The incident sparked volatile scenes outside the church, where hundreds of people gathered over several hours as parts of the unruly crowd peppered police and other emergency service personnel with projectiles.

Large angry crowd outside Western Sydney church
Large crowds could be seen on the streets surrounding the church. (Supplied)

Dani Mansour, from Doonside, was the first person arrested and charged over the riots.

The 19-year-old appeared at Blacktown Local Court on Thursday supported by his mother, father and sister.

He was granted bail under strict conditions, including a curfew and house arrest.

Mansour allegedly filmed himself kicking two police cars during the riot and uploaded the footage to Instagram.

He has been charged with rioting, affray and destroying or damaging property during a public-disorder incident.

A 16-year-old has been arrested over the bishop’s stabbing, but he is yet to be charged and remains under police guard in hospital.

The attack was declared an act of terrorism by police early on Tuesday morning due to the teen’s alleged religious motivation for carrying out the stabbing.

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