Man in court after officer assaulted – Central Coast

A man will appear in court today charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer on the Central Coast this morning.

About 5am (Tuesday 14 July 2020), officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended Walu Avenue, Halekulani, after reports an unknown male was yelling loudly and allegedly attempting to enter properties and threatening nearby residents.

After patrolling the area, police observed the man enter his own home and left with nil issues.

Shortly after, around 7am, officers returned to the street after reports the man was again seen allegedly trespassing and threatening residents.

Two officers spoke to the man, when he became aggressive and allegedly punched a senior constable, a 47-year-old woman, in the head multiple times.

He was restrained before he allegedly lunged at the senior constable again and OC spray was deployed unsuccessfully.

The man allegedly continued to punch and knee the officer in the head before he was restrained and arrested.

The senior constable sustained facial lacerations and was treated at the scene before being taken to Wyong Hospital for further treatment.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (personal), assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Wyong Local Court today.

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