Off-duty officer assaulted, NSW

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting an off-duty police officer on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, NSW Police say.

Police have been told a 27-year-old man attended a location in Frenchs Forest, about 3.30pm on Thursday 7 September 2017, where he allegedly became involved in a verbal altercation with an off-duty police officer.

The 27-year old man allegedly struck the officer in the face several times, before he was eventually restrained.

The officer was taken to Mona Vale Hospital where he was treated for bruising to his eye and lacerations to his arm and elbow.

Officers attached to Northern Beaches Local Area Command arrested the man where he was taken to Manly Police Station.

He was charged with assault officer causing actual bodily harm, resist officer in execution of duty, trespass and larceny.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Manly Local Court tomorrow.

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