Man charged, police officer assaulted, NSW

Police have charged a man after he allegedly punched a police officer in the face at Annangrove yesterday, NSW Police say.

In the afternoon of Monday 13 November 2017, officers from Operation Talon attended a home on Annangrove Road regarding an inquiry.

A 39-year-old man approached the front gate of the property and allegedly struck a police officer in the face causing two chipped teeth and swelling.

It’s alleged that as officers attempted to arrest the man he set his two dogs on two of the officers. The dogs retreated and the man managed to evade police and he ran back inside.

Further police resources were called and officers from South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, Operation Talon, Strike Force Raptor, The Hills and Ku-ring-gai commands all assisted.

The man presented himself to police outside his home about 9pm.

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was charged with assault police officer in the execution of his duties, resist or hinder police, threaten injury to person with intent to prevent lawful detention, intimidate police officer in execution of duty, set on, urge dog to attack, bite, and escape police custody.

He was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Tuesday 14 November 2017).

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