Man in court over assault of police, paramedics in Newcastle

A man is due to appear in Newcastle court today charged over the alleged assault of police and paramedics a week ago, NSW Police say.

Emergency services were called to a hotel in Merewether about 12.40am on Friday 11 August 2017, and found a 26-year-old man with a cut to his head.

When paramedics attempted to treat the man, police will allege he assaulted them as well as the attending officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command.

The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment and released.

The man was arrested when he attended Newcastle Police Station today, and has now been charged with:

• Affray

• Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

• Assault police (two counts), and

• Assault paramedics (two counts).

The man was refused bail and was held in custody until his appearance in Newcastle Local Court tomorrow.

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