Five officers assaulted at Dapto

Five police officers have been assaulted after being called to a home in Dapto overnight.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 13 November 2019), officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District attended a home on Byamee Street, Dapto, following reports a woman was in need of assistance.

Upon arrival, a police officer was allegedly punched in the chest by a woman, before the woman turned and slapped another officer.

The woman allegedly attempted to spit at police before locking herself in a caravan in the backyard of the property

Officers negotiated with the woman before she allegedly opened the door and again attacked police.

With the assistance of NSW Ambulance Paramedics, the woman was taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.

Officers located and seized drugs and drug paraphernalia from the property.

A male police officer was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.

Police inquiries are continuing.

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