Man charged after altercation with police in Leichhardt

A man will appear in court today after he was charged with several offences following a violent altercation with police at Glebe overnight, NSW Police say.

About 11.15pm yesterday, police from Leichhardt Local Area Command were flagged down by a member of the public about a domestic incident.

The officers attended a home nearby and attempted to speak to a 35-year-old man in Broughton Lane.

As the officers attempted to arrest the man and handcuff him he resisted violently. The two officers were then assisted by a member of the public.

The 35-year-old man was able to break free and allegedly spear tackled the 42-year-old man assisting the officers to the ground causing a facial injury.

The man then allegedly struck one of the female officers in the face twice with a closed fist. Despite deploying OC spray the man was able to flee over a fence into a neighbouring home.

Additional officers from Strike Force Raptor attended and the 35-year-old man was located and arrested in the rear laundry of a neighbouring home. He was still handcuffed to one wrist when he was arrested and conveyed to Newtown Police Station.

He was later charged with reckless wounding, malicious damage, assault police, resist police, assault police cause actual bodily harm, malicious damage, breach of bail and an outstanding warrant.

He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

The injured man was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics and conveyed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital while one of the officers suffered bruising and scratches to her arm. Both police officers are expected to return to work this evening.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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