Off-duty police officer assaulted near Wollongong

Two teens will appear in court after an off-duty police officer was allegedly seriously assaulted at a home in Towradgi, near Wollongong, yesterday, NSW police said.

About 11pm  Friday, the 30-year old Senior Constable was driving along Weber Crescent when he notices two teenage boys pulling out plants on a nature strip.

The off-duty police officer went to speak to the boys, when it’s alleged the pair became verbally aggressive towards him.

The man walked to his home, nearby, when the pair followed him, before they allegedly assaulted him a number of times outside his residence.

The man’s partner went to his assistance, and the teens fled the scene.

Ambulance Paramedics assisted the off-duty officer, before he was taken to Wollongong Hospital, suffering suspected facial fractures, and cuts and bruises to his head and body.

The teens were arrested nearby and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where they were charged with assault police occasioning grievous bodily harm.

They were given bail to appear at a children’s court on 4 December 2015.